quick-tempered


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quick-tem·pered

(kwĭk′tĕm′pərd)
adj.
Easily aroused to anger.

quick-tempered

adj
readily roused to anger; irascible

quick′-tem′pered



adj.
easily angered; touchy.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quick-tempered - quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

quick-tempered

adjective hot-tempered, fiery, irritable, impatient, impulsive, excitable, petulant, irascible, cantankerous, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, quarrelsome, waspish, choleric, splenetic, shrewish They are wonderful people, but very quick-tempered.
cool, placid, dispassionate, phlegmatic, tolerant, slow to anger

quick-tempered

adjective
Translations

quick-tempered

[ˈkwɪkˈtempəd] ADJde genio vivo, irascible

quick-tempered

[ˌkwɪkˈtɛmpəd] adjche si arrabbia facilmente

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun
References in classic literature ?
Proud, hot-headed, quick-tempered, he was often in trouble, more than once in prison.
You are quick-tempered," she said, when she saw the gesture.
The firmness of her devotion to him was indeed almost pitiful; quick-tempered as she naturally was, nothing that he could say made her unseemly; she sought not her own; was not provoked; thought no evil of his treatment of her.
Quick-tempered David Currell, 20, went to a Teesside home armed with a 4ft baseball bat on January 26.
While theirs seemed calm and demure, mine was abrasive, combative, and quick-tempered.
Berahino himself took to Twitter later in the day, just as Mel's press conference started, tweeting: "A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
It said: "A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
We named Jane executor of our estate because Susan is a heavy pot smoker and quick-tempered.
The lovely Mollie Ralston, played by Joanna Croll, and decent if quick-tempered husband Giles, Henry Luxemburg, welcome a strange assortment of guests to their Monkswell Manor Guest House.
Extremely hot temperatures in France at this time are also likely to contribute to nervousness and quick-tempered reactions.
Walker forces Brendan to relive his childhood demons and, with Seamus tied up, encourages the quick-tempered Irishman to take brutal vengeance.
At times I would get a little annoyed at consultations, especially when patients argue with me and become as quick-tempered as I.