sharp-tempered


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sharp-tempered

adj
with a tendency to become suddenly angry
Translations

sharp-tempered

[ˌʃɑːpˈtempəd] ADJde genio arisco

sharp-tempered

[ˌʃɑːpˈtɛmpəd] adjirascibile
References in classic literature ?
Ogg's, and was neither sharp-eyed nor sharp-tempered, it would surely have been quite whimsical of them to fix rather than on aunt Glegg.
It had been inextricably involved in his mind with an atmosphere of stuffy schoolrooms and general misery, for it had been his misfortune that his budding mind was constitutionally incapable of remembering who had been Queen of England at the time of the Spanish Armada--a fact that had caused a good deal of friction with a rather sharp-tempered governess.
In the last and straggliest of those streets which runs along the sea like a sea-wall there is a very honest but rather sharp-tempered member of my flock, a widow called MacNab.