temperamental
adjective Date: 1646 1. of, relating to, or arising from temperament ; constitutional <
temperamental peculiarities
>
2. a. marked by excessive sensitivity and impulsive mood changes <
a temperamental child
>
b. unpredictable in behavior or performance <
a temperamental computer
>
temperamentally adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • temperamental — adjetivo 1. Del temperamento: los cambios temperamentales, estudios temperamentales. 2. Que tiene reacciones muy intensas, a veces violentas, o cambia con frecuencia su estado de ánimo: persona temperamental, carácter temperamental, artista… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • tempéramental — tempéramental, ale, aux [ tɑ̃peramɑ̃tal, o ] adj. • 1845; de tempérament ♦ Didact. Qui a trait, se rapporte au tempérament constitutionnel d un individu. Les dominantes tempéramentales différencient les réactions. tempéramental, ale, aux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Temperamental — Tem per*a*men tal, a. Of or pertaining to temperament; constitutional. [R.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temperamental — index fractious, sensitive (easily affected) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • temperamental — of or pertaining to temperament, 1640s, from TEMPERAMENT (Cf. temperament); in the sense of moody it is recorded from 1907 …   Etymology dictionary

  • temperamental — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a temperamento. 2. Cujo comportamento é difícil de prever. = IMPREVISÍVEL, INSTÁVEL • adj. 2 g. s. 2 g. 3. Que ou quem reage excessivamente, consoante o seu humor em determinado momento.   ‣ Etimologia: temperamento + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • temperamental — [adj] angry most of the time; moody capricious, changeable, cussed*, easily upset, emotional, erratic, excitable, explosive, fickle, fiery, froward, headstrong, high strung*, hotheaded*, hyper*, hypersensitive, impatient, in bad mood,… …   New thesaurus

  • temperamental — 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo al temperamento (ǁ constitución particular de cada individuo). 2. Dicho de una persona: De genio vivo, y que cambia con mucha frecuencia de humor o de estado de ánimo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • temperamental — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or caused by temperament. 2) liable to unreasonable changes of mood. DERIVATIVES temperamentally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • temperamental — [tem΄pər ə ment′ l, tem΄prə ment′ l] adj. 1. of or caused by temperament 2. having an excitable temperament; easily upset 3. erratic in behavior; unpredictable temperamentally adv …   English World dictionary

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