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- adj. (usually said of a person, but sometimes of an animal) Become very vocal or even violent when angered or frustrated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a violent temper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. quickly aroused to anger
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Spoiled and hot-tempered, and two years older than I, she had known how to scare me into doing what she wanted.
During Monday Oct. 24 night's "DWTS," hot-tempered Maks had a serious fallout with judge Len Goodman.
A hot-tempered celebrity who had dated Zetrakis and was fired from his show some years ago, Joey has inherited a million-dollar Klimt from him.
But observers say Kim Kyong Hui, reportedly stubborn and hot-tempered, pursued her boyfriend and eventually married him.
My dad and I are both hot-tempered and passionate about what we believe.
Wyatt Earp and the patriarch of the Clantons were forever patching together surreptitious deals to keep their hot-tempered relatives in line.
Holliday was a strange man: a Southern gentleman of elaborate courtesy, a hot-tempered brawling drunk, a fiercely loyal friend, a skilled professional gambler and hustler, a trained dental surgeon thus his nickname, a longtime sufferer of tuberculosis, and a coldly murderous gunfighter.
There is the indisputable fact that a hot-tempered black man, expressing true anger over the injustices in this society would scare the hell out of many voters and would have been unelectable.
In the movie, gorgeous rising star actress Manie Malone plays Nora, the feisty hot-tempered girlfriend of a big shot Congolese drug dealer.
He could be as serene as a Buddhist priest, and hot-tempered enough to scream and swear at colleagues when he was frustrated, but will those contradictory aspects of his personality be remembered more than his remarkable contributions to our world?