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tem|per|a|men|tal
tem|per|a|men|tal «TEHM puhr uh MEHN tuhl, -pruh-», adjective.
1. subject to moods and whims; easily irritated; sensitive.
2. showing a strongly marked individual temperament.
3. due to temperament; constitutional: »

Cats have a temperamental dislike for water.

tem´per|a|men´tal|ly, adverb.

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