quick-tempered

[ kwik-tem-perd ]
/ ˈkwɪkˈtɛm pərd /

adjective

easily angered.

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Origin of quick-tempered

First recorded in 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for quick-tempered

quick-tempered

adjective

readily roused to anger; irascible
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