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tem·per·a·men·tal

 (tĕm′prə-mĕn′tl, tĕm′pər-ə-)
adj.
1. Relating to or caused by temperament: our temperamental differences.
2. Excessively sensitive or irritable; moody.
3. Likely to perform unpredictably; undependable: a temperamental motor.

tem′per·a·men′tal·ly adv.

temperamental

(ˌtɛmpərəˈmɛntəl; -prəˈmɛntəl)
adj
1. easily upset or irritated; excitable; volatile
2. of, relating to, or caused by temperament
3. informal working erratically and inconsistently; unreliable: a temperamental sewing machine.
ˌtemperaˈmentally adv

tem•per•a•men•tal

(ˌtɛm pər əˈmɛn tl, -prəˈmɛn-, -pərˈmɛn-)

adj.
1. having or exhibiting a strongly marked, individual temperament.
2. moody, irritable, or excitable.
3. given to erratic behavior; unpredictable.
4. pertaining to temperament; constitutional: temperamental differences.
[1640–50]
tem`per•a•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.temperamental - relating to or caused by temperament; "temperamental indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"
2.temperamental - subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera singer"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
3.temperamental - 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
undependable, unreliable - not worthy of reliance or trust; "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"

temperamental

adjective
2. (Informal) unreliable, unpredictable, undependable, inconsistent, erratic, inconstant, unstable The machine guns could be temperamental.
unreliable reliable, dependable, stable, constant, steady
3. natural, inherent, innate, constitutional, ingrained, congenital, inborn, hard-wired Some temperamental qualities are not easily detected by parents.

temperamental

adjective
1. Given to changeable emotional states, especially of anger or gloom:
Translations
مِزاجي، ذو نَزَوات
náladový
temperamentsfuld
temperamentumos
mislyndur, viîkvæmur
dakikası dakikasına uymayandeğişken mizaçlı

temperamental

[ˌtempərəˈmentl] ADJ
1. (= moody) [person, machine] → caprichoso
2. (= caused by one's nature) → temperamental, por temperamento

temperamental

[ˌtɛmpərəˈmɛntəl] adj
[person] → lunatique, fantasque; [outburst] → d'humeur
[car, machine] → capricieux/euse

temperamental

adj
temperamentvoll, launenhaft (pej); temperamental outburstTemperamentsausbruch m
machine, carlaunisch (hum); to be temperamentalMucken haben (inf), → launisch sein (hum)
(= caused by temperament) inability, unsuitabilityveranlagungsmäßig; laziness etcangeboren

temperamental

[ˌtɛmprəˈmɛntl] adj
a. (moody, person) → capriccioso/a (fig) (machine) → che fa i capricci
b. (caused by one's nature) → innato/a

temperament

(ˈtempərəmənt) noun
a person's natural way of thinking, behaving etc. She has a sweet/nervous temperament.
ˌtemperaˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
emotional; excitable; showing quick changes of mood.
ˌtemperaˈmentally (-ˈmen-) adverb
1. by or according to one's temperament. She is temperamentally unsuited to this job.
2. excitably. She behaved very temperamentally yesterday.
References in classic literature ?
Neither Cleveland nor Harrison, for temperamental reasons, used the magic wire very often.
It is not an individual, temperamental achievement, but simply the skilled use of a captured force, merely another step forward upon the way of universal conquest.
He had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life's gas-pipe with a lighted candle; of one whom the clenched fist of Fate has smitten beneath the temperamental third waistcoat-button.
Larry Hegan, who rose ably to the largest demands of Daylight's operations and who had few illusions and less hypocrisy, might have proved a chum had it not been for his temperamental twist.
I am too classical, not enough up-to-date in the interpretative branches of science, and I can only plead the disadvantages of my education and a temperamental slothfulness that prevents me from doing the work.
And by the same token, how was I to guess that her brother Pat's offishness with me was anything else than temperamental gloominess of spirit?
This obstinacy and these poems are only the most conspicuous result of Wordsworth's chief temperamental defect, which was an almost total lack of the sense of humor.
Between two such organisms one would not have expected to find the slightest temperamental accord.
Not that I--a confirmed and, as Furuseth phrased it, a temperamental idealist-- was to be compelled; but that Wolf Larsen stormed the last strongholds of my faith with a vigour that received respect, while not accorded conviction.
A moment later the temperamental peer's dapper figure became visible in silhouette against a background of pale light.
He drew them with a certain complacency, because the instinct of conventional respectability was strong within him, being only overcome by his dislike of all kinds of recognised labour - a temperamental defect which he shared with a large proportion of revolutionary reformers of a given social state.
30pm) ARKWRIGHT may no longer be manning the temperamental till and Granville is looking a lot older, but in some other respects it feels like little has changed in the famous corner shop which first opened its doors in the original series of Open All Hours.