- Easily made angry: they tend to be impulsive and quick-tempered she was a quick-tempered womanMore example sentences
irritable, irascible, hot-tempered, short-tempered, fiery, touchy, volatile; 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, cholericNorth American • informal peckish, soreheadedAustralian/New Zealand • informal snaky• informal , • dated miffy
- 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.