short temper

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Noun1.short temper - a feeling of resentful anger
bad temper, ill temper - a persisting angry mood
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This slowness in getting away, now that she had released him, was too much for her short temper. She launched the kick, and Jerry, avoiding it, slashed her ankle.
I spoke, a little way back, of my lady's father, the old lord with the short temper and the long tongue.
And although his second wife was "a simple ignorant woman and somewhat worldly too," with a sharp tongue and short temper, she was kind to her step- children and the home was still a happy one.
Now Taug, come into maturity, was an evil-natured brute of an exceeding short temper. When something thwarted him, his sole idea was to overcome it by brute strength and ferocity, and so now when he found his way blocked, he tore angrily into the leafy screen and an instant later found himself within a strange lair, his progress effectually blocked, notwithstanding his most violent efforts to forge ahead.
The Never bird became irritated; they have very short tempers.
He was laying up trouble for himself, for lack of food and short tempers went together; but with the boundless faith of youth he persisted in repeating the manoeuvre every little while, though it never succeeded in gaining anything for him but discomfiture.
A lioness is short tempered. Akut's bellowing annoyed her.
Dubai: He was known for his short temper, says Indian expatriate Vysakh Somarajan, RJ and programme director at the Malayalam radio station Gold FM.
Makabayan senatorial candidate and Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares said the President should 'never use his short temper (as) a ground for the suspension of the writ,' adding that the privilege can only be suspended during an invasion or rebellion in the country, and when public safety so requires.
And Mr Byrne is said to have: "Displayed a short temper and a lack of tolerance and engaged in angry outbursts."
Nadine Radford QC asked Ms Adams if Rogers had a short temper at times.
He has a very short temper and tends to bounce from mood to mood.

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