from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily aroused to anger.
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- adj. Easily or quickly angered or frustrated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Passionate; irascible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. quickly aroused to anger
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She is the only member of the group who could be described as quick-tempered.
He killed for the love of it—because he was quick-tempered—to avoid arrest—for his own amusement—any reason that came to his mind would suffice.
I'd like to say that having cancer improved the parts of my personality that I'm not so keen on – my impatient, quick-tempered side.
Graziadei, best known for playing Daniel Romalotti on The Young and the Restless, will portray Callum, a good-looking but quick-tempered guy with deadly charm.
These men were too violent and quick-tempered to aid her.
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But there was also Modi—transmuted into both Maudit ("accursed") and Malodor ("madman")—a self- destructive, destitute alcoholic and drug addict; a quick-tempered and violent womanizer; a schizophrenic exhibitionist who insulted waiters, broke dishes, glasses and chairs, threw his mistress through a window and, when drunk, stripped nude in bars and cafés.
For example, if I have a wife and I only see how mean-spirited and quick-tempered she is, and I see her that way all the time, then she becomes fixed into that character definition, and nothing else.
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