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short-tempered

[shawrt-tem-perd] /ˈʃɔrtˈtɛm pərd/
adjective
1.
having a quick, hasty temper; irascible.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
Synonyms
irritable, testy, choleric, waspish.
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Examples from the web for short-tempered
  • Though usually reserved and courteous, he also was notoriously short-tempered.
  • They often learn to fight at an early age, sometimes using short-tempered adults around them as role models.
  • The experience left him uncharacteristically short-tempered, but not for long.
  • Now suppose infinitely many new guests arrive, sweaty and short-tempered.
  • They often learn to fight at an early age, using short-tempered adults around them as role models.
  • Finally, it is difficult to imagine him as a short-tempered schoolmaster.
  • Feeling irritable, short-tempered or angry and resentful.
  • He was short-tempered with his family and had angry outbursts.
  • Other witnesses testified he became short-tempered, paranoid and appeared stressed.
  • Some people with developmental disabilities are patient and caring whereas others are short-tempered and impatient.
British Dictionary definitions for short-tempered

short-tempered

adjective
1.
easily moved to anger; irascible
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