short-tempered love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Easily or quickly moved to anger; irascible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a person who is easily angered, who is known to frequently lose his or her temper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a hasty temper; easily put out of temper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. quickly aroused to anger

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Examples

  • The film then turns its attention to the Willingham case: of a perpetual ne'er-do-well, the father of a 3-year-old daughter and infant twins who was known as a short-tempered troublemaker.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Incendiary: The Willingham Case

  • The people who worked for me would tell me I was getting irritable and short-tempered, which is not my nature, but it was part of how the pain manifested.

    Black Pain

  • Granted, he can be a tad, shall we say, short-tempered.

    Critic's Corner Monday

  • Our most famous Ralph remains a fictional, short-tempered Brooklyn bus driver who continually threatened to send his wife Alice to the moon.

    He's Come Undone

  • Clark was a lanky general other men found to be short-tempered, aloof, and a publicity hound.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Command at Fort Cumberland deteriorated into ceaseless squabbling between the short-tempered Stephen and the stuffy Dagworthy.

    George Washington’s First War

  • It doesn't take a genius to figure out what happened, here: the cop responded to the call, confronted the prof, the prof took exception (probably tired and a bit short-tempered from his trip) to it as racist and got into it with the cop.

    Obama speaks with Gates' arresting officer

  • The closer they got, the more uneasy and short-tempered Max became.

    Crimson Wind

  • Well do I know my own character negatives—bossy, impatient, reclusively shy, short-tempered, single-minded.

    Bird Cloud

  • As soon as I realized my short-tempered mistake, I apologized and asked for what I wanted.

    'I Love My Husband, But I Don't Like Him'

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