- short-tempered ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a tendency to lose one's temper quickly.
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short-tempered — adj tending to become angry very quickly →↑bad tempered ▪ She gets short tempered when she s tired. >short temper n … Dictionary of contemporary English
short-tempered — short tem|pered [ ,ʃɔrt tempərd ] adjective someone who is short tempered becomes angry very easily: a short tempered businessman … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
short-tempered — [shôrt′tem΄pərd] adj. having a tendency to lose one s temper; easily or quickly angered … English World dictionary
short-tempered — index fractious, hot blooded, petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
short-tempered — adjective quickly aroused to anger a hotheaded commander • Syn: ↑choleric, ↑irascible, ↑hotheaded, ↑hot tempered, ↑quick tempered • Similar to: ↑ill natured … Useful english dictionary
short-tempered — adjective don t get short tempered with me, pal! Syn: irritable, irascible, hot tempered, quick tempered, snappish, fiery, touchy, volatile; cross, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, grumpy, ill tempered, bad tempered, testy, tetchy, prickly … Thesaurus of popular words
short-tempered — adjective Of or pertaining to a person who is easily angered, who is known to frequently lose his or her temper. She is so short tempered that people avoid her company. Syn: hotheaded, quick tempered Ant: cool, cool headed … Wiktionary
short-tempered — ADJ GRADED Someone who is short tempered gets angry very quickly. I m a bit short tempered sometimes … English dictionary
short-tempered — adjective 1 easily becoming angry or impatient: Roger s back pain is making him pretty short tempered these days. 2 angry and impatient: a short tempered reply … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
short-tempered — UK [ˌʃɔː(r)t ˈtempə(r)d] / US [ˌʃɔrt ˈtempərd] adjective someone who is short tempered becomes angry very easily … English dictionary