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 ?
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"You are quick-tempered," she said, when she saw the gesture.
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And as the Bacardi flows throughout the show, the facade of class disappears from the aspirational couples and is replaced by quick-tempered husbands with misogynistic views.
As narrator, Capra's a hyperbolic raconteur -- boastful, quick-tempered, and insistent.
In short, the traffic congestion of the metropolitan area, which is certain to become even more chaotic before the city leaders are forced to take "revolutionary" countermeasures, is notorious enough to make already quick-tempered Korean citizens more quick-tempered and force foreign visitors to waste their precious time helplessly on the streets.
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