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[hot-tem-perd] /ˈhɒtˈtɛm pərd/
easily angered; short-tempered. Unabridged
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  • Almost instantly, their hot-tempered cackling slides into sweet four-part harmony.
  • Abrupt and hot-tempered, he was among the shrewdest of his state's political figures.
  • Lee was always hot-tempered, and now this trait of character more and more prevented us from living together in harmony.
  • He was high-strung and hot-tempered and found himself continually in difficulty because of it.
  • Pepper is the hot-tempered part of the film's buddy team.
  • When translating into words the sign-language tantrums of her hot-tempered father, she tactfully softens their tone.
  • It shows how the bulls used in combat are bred to be hot-tempered and aggressive.
  • These were obviously not salubrious climes for the hot-tempered or inflexibly self-righteous.

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