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temperamental

Synonyms of temperamental in English:

adjective

  • 1 a temperamental chef
    volatile, excitable, emotional, overemotional, mercurial, capricious, erratic, unpredictable, changeable, inconsistent, unstable, hot-headed, fiery, explosive, hot-tempered, short-tempered, quick-tempered, irritable, irascible, impatient, petulant, prima donna-ish, melodramatic;
    touchy, moody, sensitive, oversensitive, hypersensitive, highly strung, neurotic, easily upset
    informal on a short fuse
    [Antonyms] calm, placid, phlegmatic
  • 2 he had a temperamental dislike of all conflict
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