quick-tempered
adjective Date: 1830 easily angered ; irascible

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quick-tempered — adj someone who is quick tempered becomes angry very easily = ↑bad tempered …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quick-tempered — [adj] easily upset, angered choleric, cranky, cross, excitable, fiery, hottempered, impatient, impulsive, inflammable, irascible, irritable, passionate, peppery, petulant, quarrelsome, ratty, sensitive, shorttempered, shrewish, splenetic,… …   New thesaurus

  • quick-tempered — quick tem|pered [ ,kwık tempərd ] adjective someone who is quick tempered becomes angry very easily …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quick-tempered — index hot blooded, sensitive (easily affected) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • quick-tempered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ easily angered …   English terms dictionary

  • quick-tempered — [kwik′tem′pərd] adj. easily angered …   English World dictionary

  • quick-tempered — adjective quickly aroused to anger a hotheaded commander • Syn: ↑choleric, ↑irascible, ↑hotheaded, ↑hot tempered, ↑short tempered • Similar to: ↑ill natured …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick-tempered — adjective they tend to be impulsive and quick tempered Syn: irritable, irascible, hot tempered, short tempered, snappish, fiery, touchy, volatile; cross, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, grumpy, ill tempered, bad tempered, testy, tetchy, prickly …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • quick-tempered — adjective Easily or quickly angered or frustrated. He was a quick tempered fellow who was generally avoided by his co workers. Syn: hot headed, short tempered Ant: cool, cool headed, even tempered …   Wiktionary

  • quick-tempered — ADJ GRADED Someone who is quick tempered often gets angry without having a good reason …   English dictionary

  • quick-tempered — adjective easily becoming angry: Our young men were quick tempered and likely to do rash things …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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