Definition of Hot-tempered

1. Adjective. Quickly aroused to anger. "A hotheaded commander"

Exact synonyms: Choleric, Hotheaded, Irascible, Quick-tempered, Short-tempered
Similar to: Ill-natured
Derivative terms: Choler, Irascibility



Definition of Hot-tempered

1. Adjective. (colloquial) (usually said of a person, but sometimes of an animal) Become very vocal or even violent when angered or frustrated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hot-tempered

hot-panted
hot-pantsed
hot-pot
hot-potato routing
hot-rock penstemon
hot-rod
hot-rodder
hot-short
hot-skull
hot-skulls
hot-spirited
hot-stopping
hot-stove
hot-swap
hot-swappable
hot-tempered (current term)
hot-to-trot
hot-tub
hot-tubbed
hot-tubbing
hot-tubs
hot-water bag
hot-water bottle
hot-water heater
hot-water tank
hot-wire
hot-wired
hot-work steel
hot-working
hot Jupiter

Literary usage of Hot-tempered

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1. The Attic Theatre: A Description of the Stage and Theatre of the Athenians by Arthur Elam Haigh (1907)
"The hot-tempered old father, who alternated between fits of passion and fits of affection, had one eye-brow drawn up and the other in its natural position, ..."

2. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1895)
"... depredators after one of their incursions, and had failed to capture them. ' No wonder,' said the hot-tempered duke, ' that you who are called ..."

3. The Love Letters of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh by Thomas Carlyle, Jane Welsh Carlyle (1908)
"And thou, my fair Guardian Saint, my kind hot-tempered Angel, my beloved scolding Wife, thou shalt help me with it, and rejoice with me in success or ..."

4. The Essentials of English Composition by James Weber Linn (1913)
"Somebody declares that So-and-so is hot-tempered; he must be, because he is an ... But the major premise, that all Italians are hot-tempered, will not hold; ..."

5. The Fortnightly Review (1866)
"Clara was manifestly a hot-tempered woman,—a very hot-tempered woman indeed ! Xow his mother was also a hot-tempered woman, and he could sec the result in ..."

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