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adjective as in easily upset

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Needless to say, a certain famously hot-tempered five-term senator and former presidential candidate was not at all amused.

But if you thought Jim Lehrer had it bad, try controlling these two hot-tempered New Yorkers.

After all, who should go to jail for a clumsy metaphor or a hot tempered remark?

At times he seemed trying, by his aggressive acts and bitter speeches, to tempt some hot-tempered townsman to kill him.

Whereupon the hot-tempered Captain Cook—being the superior officer on board—struck him, and several blows were interchanged.

One Christmas time, a certain hot-tempered gentleman came to visit the Skratdjs.

"You were snapping and squabbling just as usual this morning," said the hot-tempered gentleman.

To avoid this domestic scene, the hot-tempered gentleman withdrew to the breakfast-room and took up a newspaper.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hot-tempered, such as: cranky, excitable, hotheaded, peppery, and testy.

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