What does tantrum mean?

Definitions for tantrumˈtæn trəm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tantrum.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The fact is that if a husband does not accept the unwarranted tantrum of his wife, then the relationship between them is most likely to end with a divorce within a year itself post their marriage.

  2. Brian Whitney:

    When I go on the road and I'm in Dubai or Adelaide, there's nobody else to drive carpool, handle ice-skating or a temper tantrum. There's nobody else to handle the bills, she has to do it all alone.

  3. Leah Greenbaum:

    When Miriam is having a tantrum we do this nuzzle command, and he literally has gotten her out of a tantrums, and he’s actually helped her stay calm and makes transitions better- getting her to go to bed, getting her to leave a store, he’s just eased it all.

  4. Jim McCormick:

    Real yield in local currency debt relative to developed market debt is near an 8- to 10-year high, and somewhere between 150-200 bps above where we were right before the (2013) taper tantrum, it's not a great environment for local currency ... (but) the protection that you are being offered should get you through the worst part of the mess.

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