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short-tempered

[ shawrt-tem-perd ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈtɛm pərd /
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adjective
having a quick, hasty temper; irascible.
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Origin of short-tempered

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for short-tempered

short-tempered

adjective
easily moved to anger; irascible
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