- easily angered.
Origin of quick-tempered
First recorded in 1820–30
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quarrelsome, testy, churlish, irascible.
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Examples from the Web for quick-tempered
He was a quick-tempered man, and when he saw what was going on, how mad he was!
He was a quick-tempered gentleman, and my playfulness offended him.The Suitors of Yvonne
"Mistress is so quick-tempered that I cannot live with her," said the girl.
They were almost as safe as a large dog is if he is known to be quick-tempered.Two Arrows
William O. Stoddard
He said: "Do you know what a wilful, quick-tempered girl Clara is?"Robert Hardy's Seven Days</p>
Charles Monroe Sheldon
- readily roused to anger; irascible
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