Definition of hot-tempered in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhätˈtempərd/ /ˌhɑtˈtɛmpərd/


  • Easily angered; quick-tempered.

    ‘she was nothing more than a hot-tempered child with a woman's body’
    • ‘Character wise, she is hot-tempered, bold, judgmental and jumps to conclusions easily.’
    • ‘‘I'm generally less hot-tempered and confrontational than I was when I was younger,’ he says now, claiming to have mellowed with age.’
    • ‘I don't know about you, but having ‘a considerable level of alcohol’ in my blood tends to make me a little more impulsive, and who knows, maybe hot-tempered?’
    • ‘At their cramped concrete home, Idris' family described her as a cheerful but sometimes hot-tempered woman who had no overt ties to any militant groups.’
    • ‘Based on a true story, the film tells how a racehorse dismissed as a no-hoper, ridden by a hot-tempered loser, and owned by a grieving businessman, won the hearts of a nation.’
    • ‘Albert was hot-tempered, passionate, stubborn, and curious.’
    • ‘If you are involved in a relationship where both partners are hot-tempered, it might be a good idea for both of you to learn these techniques.’
    • ‘People, who are hot-tempered, actually get habituated to losing their temper and flying into a rage.’
    • ‘It was a bit of overeagerness, maybe, and being a bit hot-tempered.’
    • ‘It's not an easy romance, it's a real-life marriage between two very hot-tempered people.’
    • ‘It is the costume designer's job to reflect a show's era and story and to signal the personality of each character with a signature look-whether it's sexy, demure, vulnerable, or hot-tempered.’
    • ‘He's a little hot-tempered, but you have to be like that to do what you want to do.’
    • ‘Jerry was hot-tempered, manipulative and unstable.’
    • ‘As Hamlet was departing for England, Laertes, Polonius' hot-tempered son, arrived from Paris, seeking his own revenge.’
    • ‘He was a small, hot-tempered boy eight years of age, a boy who was never one to back down from a fight, and who had been best friends with Adam's son Seigi ever since birth.’
    • ‘He couldn't take the blow and became very hot-tempered.’
    • ‘At 15 she was already 2 years older than her hot-tempered master but she looked at least 18 and was over a head taller.’
    • ‘He imagines the conversations and reactions he would get from the hot-tempered, proud people when they are told of his mission in their city.’
    • ‘He did not hate this hot-tempered consort who shared his bed.’
    • ‘What could my hot-tempered brother possibly do?’
    irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered, irritable, fiery, impatient, huffy, brusque, ill-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, touchy, volatile, testy, tetchy, fractious, snarling, waspish, prickly, crusty, peppery, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
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/ˌhätˈtempərd/ /ˌhɑtˈtɛmpərd/