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[hot-tem-perd] /ˈhɒtˈtɛm pərd/
easily angered; short-tempered. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On the contrary, he was hot-tempered and, at times, violent in speech and action.

  • Harry told all about it to her and to the hot-tempered gentleman.

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  • He had been a gentleman adventurer aboard a Spanish ship; was hot-tempered and impatient of official control.

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  • He was a hot-tempered Irishman, a good seaman; but an indifferent helmsman.

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  • Whereupon the hot-tempered Captain Cook—being the superior officer on board—struck him, and several blows were interchanged.

  • But do you think all—all hot-tempered couples have to go it in that way?

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  • Reddy had run head first into the paper house of Johnny Chuck's hot-tempered friends.

  • So we must depart without that hot-tempered father of mine knowing of it.

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  • hot-tempered and violent, wants to fight at once; but is also tender-hearted and very sensitive.

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