Definition of quick-tempered in English:
Easily made angry: they tend to be impulsive and quick-tempered she was a quick-tempered woman
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- Of course, we have fights, but he is genuinely quick-tempered so it's over before it's begun.
- You can tick many of the usual boxes with Rankin's Edinburgh detective: loner, divorced, quick-tempered, a maverick and a boozer - a tick for every one.
- In between times, he'd also made it to the chief executive's post at publishing giant Reed Elsevier, where his quick-tempered reputation had begun to establish itself.
peevish, cross, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, impatient, grumpy, huffy, brusque, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, testy, tetchy, snarling, waspish, prickly, crusty, peppery, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
North American informal peckish, soreheaded
Australian/New Zealand informal snaky
informal , dated miffy
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