short-tempered


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short-tem·pered

(shôrt′tĕm′pərd)
adj.
Easily or quickly moved to anger; irascible.

short-tempered

adj
easily moved to anger; irascible

short′-tem′pered



adj.
having a quick, hasty temper.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.short-tempered - quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

short-tempered

adjective quick-tempered, impatient, touchy, irascible, fiery, peppery, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), hot-tempered, choleric I'm a bit short-tempered sometimes.
Translations

short-tempered

[ˈʃɔːtˈtempəd] ADJirritable

short-tempered

[ˌʃɔːtˈtɛmpəd] adj (in general) → irascibile; (in a bad mood) → di cattivo umore

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.
References in classic literature ?
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She appeared twice on I'm A Celebrity without winning so taking short prices about short-tempered Price is not a wise move.
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She finds herself in a magical world inhabited by all manner of bizarre creatures and dominated by a short-tempered queen fond of beheading those who displease her.
He further admitted that even though he has good relationship with his mother, but whenever he is around his parents, he reverts to a 13-year-old, argumentative and short-tempered, version of himself who doesn't want to be there.
Nearby are two bags containing millions of dollars pilfered from a short-tempered mobster With the police in hot pursuit, Driver elects to crash on the Mexican side of the border, where the local cops pocket the cash .
Nearby are two bags containing millions of dollars pilfered from short-tempered mobster Frank (Peter Stormare).
Akot accused Kuer of being short-tempered and combative.
He was very short-tempered, maybe because of the conditions," he said.
Violent, racist and short-tempered Joseph is not the real villain - that's respectable-looking James (Marsan), who behind closed doors is a vile monster abusing his wife Hannah (Colman).