- easily angered; short-tempered.
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He was hot-tempered, and in jealousy there is little reason.Pretty Madcap Dorothy
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And I let you do me that injustice because I'm hot-tempered.Nobody
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Harry told all about it to her and to the hot-tempered gentleman.The Peace Egg and Other tales
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He was hot-tempered; but at the same time kindly, generous, and affable.
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