He was ever a short-tempered man, intolerant of irrelevancies.
He was a short-tempered man of no great manners, and he only grunted his response.
“I wish to apologize for being so short-tempered this morning,” he began.
In the morning they will often be sullen and short-tempered.
I'll get blamed if you go, and he's short-tempered this morning.
All of them are short-tempered, ...