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hotheaded

[hot-hed-id] /ˈhɒtˈhɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
hot or fiery in spirit or temper; impetuous; rash:
Hotheaded people shouldn't drive cars.
2.
easily angered; quick to take offense.
Origin of hotheaded
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; hot + head + -ed3
Related forms
hotheadedly, adverb
hotheadedness, noun
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  • Grandad is among the distillers and Norah is as hotheaded as he.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • He was hotheaded and overbearing, but she did not believe him to be vindictive.

    The Intriguers William Le Queux
  • He is excitable, hotheaded, easily carried away, honest and straightforward like most people of his class.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • He is the type of an honest, straightforward, hotheaded, but narrow and uncompromising man.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • Curiously enough the hotheaded impulse died within me before I could rise from my seat on the three-legged stool.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • That bunch of hotheaded kids, as you call them, are capable of attacking any community—even ships of the Solar Guard itself!

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
  • The stupefied Axphainians regained their senses and a general assault was made upon the hotheaded American.

    Graustark George Barr McCutcheon

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