What does tantrum mean?

Definitions for tantrumˈtæn trəm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fit, tantrum, scene, conniption(noun)

    a display of bad temper

    "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"


  1. tantrum(Noun)

    An often childish display or fit of bad temper.

    Many parents become embarrassed by their children throwing tantrums in public places.

  2. Origin: origin; since 1714.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tantrum(noun)

    a whim, or burst of ill-humor; an affected air


  1. Tantrum

    A tantrum is an emotional outburst, usually associated with children or those in emotional distress, that is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying, screaming, yelling, shrieking, defiance, angry ranting, a resistance to attempts at pacification and, in some cases, violence. Physical control may be lost, the person may be unable to remain still, and even if the "goal" of the person is met he or she may not be calmed. A tantrum may be expressed in a tirade: a protracted, angry, or violent speech.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tantrum

    tan′trum, n. a capricious fit of ill-temper without adequate cause. [Prob. W. tant, a passion.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantrum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tantrum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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