Definitions for short-tempered

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. having a quick, hasty temper.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered(adj)

    quickly aroused to anger

    "a hotheaded commander"


  1. 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.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


easily made angry

My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.

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