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Definitions for temperamental
ˌtɛm pər əˈmɛn tl, -prəˈmɛn-, -pərˈmɛn-tem·per·a·men·tal
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relating to or caused by temperament
"temperamental indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"
subject to sharply varying moods
"a temperamental opera singer"
likely to perform unpredictably
"erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster
of, related to, or caused by temperament
subject to changing and unpredictable emotional states; moody, capricious; sometimes used figuratively to describe user-unfriendly or unstable machines or software that are either complicated and/or have poorly written instructions and are subsequently difficult to operate.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from temperament.
That temperamental dignotions, and conjecture of prevalent humours, that may be collected from spots in our nails, we concede. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Intellectual representations are received with as unequal a fate upon a bare temperamental relish or disgust. Joseph Glanvill.
of or pertaining to temperament; constitutional
Temperamental is the tenth and final album by British music duo Everything but the Girl.
The numerical value of temperamental in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of temperamental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of temperamental in a Sentence
I'm going to be working hard for Jeb Bush because I think Jeb Bush's clearly the cream of the crop of the Republicans who are going to run for the nomination, i've known Jeb Bush since Jeb Bush was Jeb Bush. I know what kind of President he would be. He would be an extraordinarily good President. He's very knowledgeable. He's very temperamental. He's suited for the job.
He speaks his mind, he's sincere, he can be temperamental, of course ... But when it comes to a crisis, he's the one who is most composed.
Mr. Scaasi was a character. He was a wonderful man and designer -- certain days I wanted to strangle him, he was temperamental, strong willed and always had to get the last say. And he was a wonderful boss.
Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart-even when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in mother's best clothes.
Any time you get in an area that takes a great deal of skill, you'll find that the tendrils are much more sensitive. People talk about actors being temperamental, but that sort of thing is everywhere.
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