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[kwik-tem-perd] /ˈkwɪkˈtɛm pərd/
easily angered.
Origin of quick-tempered
First recorded in 1820-30
quarrelsome, testy, churlish, irascible. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This French woman was quick-tempered and jealous, and her anger was something to flee from.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • He was a quick-tempered gentleman, and my playfulness offended him.

    The Suitors of Yvonne Raphael Sabatini
  • Hence your advice to our quick-tempered companion—who was he?

  • "Mistress is so quick-tempered that I cannot live with her," said the girl.

  • She might have been quick-tempered, and she might have been ugly—I suppose I saw her in some other light myself.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • He said: "Do you know what a wilful, quick-tempered girl Clara is?"

    Robert Hardy's Seven Days Charles Monroe Sheldon
  • Even Andy was astonished, for he had not dreamed that Chet could be so quick-tempered.

    First at the North Pole Edward Stratemeyer
  • He was quick-tempered, like most musicians in matters of music.

    Bach Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • At first they were all angry tears; but, though a quick-tempered child, her passion never lasted very long.

    Ella Clinton Martha Farquharson
  • But when he quarrelled and left you, wasn't it perhaps because he was too quick-tempered?

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for quick-tempered


readily roused to anger; irascible
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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