American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or caused by temperament: our temperamental differences.
- adj. Excessively sensitive or irritable; moody.
- adj. Likely to perform unpredictably; undependable: a temperamental motor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to temperament.
- adj. of, related to, or caused by temperament
- adj. subject to changing and unpredictable emotional states; moody, capricious; sometimes used figuratively to describe user-unfriendly or unstable machines or software that are either complicated and/or have poorly written instructions and are subsequently difficult to operate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Of or pertaining to temperament; constitutional.
- adj. relating to or caused by temperament
- adj. likely to perform unpredictably
- adj. subject to sharply varying moods
“Reveka, honest and temperamental, is easily outmaneuvered, and so it is usually Reveka who joylessly plunks a silver tray on the coffee table and retreats in a sulk.”
“And yet there is a certain temperamental similarity, evident enough now, though it would not have been so a dozen years ago.”
“There, he became known as a temperamental experimentalist, obsessive and fearless.”
“But the truth is that we’ve always had it; it’s just that it used to be called being a brat, and then it was called temperamental, and now it’s called something else.”
“The main temperamental difference between Blair and Brown is that Blair really is/was a neo-Gladstonian, and there’s no sense of that kind of lofty paternalism in his approach to governance.”
“Yaks are known to be temperamental, which is why I gave them plenty of respect even as I clamored closer for photographs.”
“CZ: You have been called temperamental, eccentric and tempestuous.”
“BEHAR: I remember you from the old days of "Catch a Rising Star," and you were what you would call a temperamental comic.”
“BEHAR: You are a very -- I remember you from the old days of "Catch a Rising Star." you were what you would call a temperamental comic.”
“One set of errors are what might be called temperamental errors, i.e., excessive domination by a given passion.”
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A jumble of words, sometimes contradictory, that add up to me. I'll probably be adding to this list for some time, because I'm a very complex individual. ;P
My big word list.
A complete list of the green cards (adjectives) from the popular word game.
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