Examples from the Web for temperamental
Both a rocket engine with a temperamental record and an airframe of revolutionary design and construction had to be proved safe.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His father could be temperamental and misogynistic, but the family was never plagued with major money-laundering or sex scandals.
In addition to his temperamental aversion to populism, Roosevelt also had a practical reason to be cautious.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, Armstrong became famous for flying the dangerous and temperamental X-15 rocket plane.Buzz Aldrin: Neil Armstrong Was ‘The Best Pilot I Ever Knew’|Taylor Dinerman|August 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If a writer is by definition a temperamental soul, than a Russian writer represents perhaps a most temperamental soul.‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette,’ ‘The Black Rhinos of Namibia,’ ‘The Wives’|Nicholas Mancusi|August 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They do, in truth, differ widely from the works which they succeeded, but the difference is not temperamental.French Art|W. C. Brownell
Perhaps she implied the temperamental little thing found herself in a class, all by herself, in this regard.Nothing But the Truth|Frederic S. Isham
To temperamental pairing, he declared, the century owed its breed of decadents.The Pool in the Desert|Sara Jeanette Duncan
All this evidence of my temperamental instability alarms and distresses me on reflection and makes the soul weary.The Journal of a Disappointed Man|Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
"He seems a temperamental person," Mr. Stott replied, evasively.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for temperamental
Word Origin and History for temperamental
"of or pertaining to temperament," 1640s, from temperament; in the sense of "moody" it is recorded from 1907.