short-tempered


short-tempered
adjective
quickly aroused to anger
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a hotheaded commander

Similar to: ↑ill-natured
Derivationally related forms: ↑irascibility (for: ↑irascible), ↑choler (for: ↑choleric)

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adj
bad-tempered, impatient, irritable, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, fiery, irascible, choleric, crusty, touchy
COLLOQ. ratty, testy, grouchy
calm, patient, placid

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[adjective]
quick-tempered, hot-tempered, impatient, irascible, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy

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adjective IRRITABLE, irascible, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, snappish, fiery, touchy, volatile; cross, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, grumpy, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, testy, tetchy, prickly, choleric; informal snappy, chippy, grouchy, cranky, on a short fuse; Brit. informal narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head; N. Amer. informal soreheaded.
placid.

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
: having a quick temper

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/shawrt"tem"peuhrd/, adj.
having a quick, hasty temper; irascible.
[1885-90]
Syn. irritable, testy, choleric, waspish.

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short-temˈpered adjective
Easily moved to anger, quick-tempered
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short-tempered UK [ˌʃɔː(r)t ˈtempə(r)d] US [ˌʃɔrt ˈtempərd] adjective
someone who is short-tempered becomes angry very easily
Thesaurus: words used to describe someone who is easily annoyed or difficult to pleasesynonym

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ˌshort-ˈtempered ; adjective

Being tired makes me very short-tempered.

Main entry:short temperderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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