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synonyms for quick-tempered

  • choleric
  • cranky
  • cross
  • excitable
  • fiery
  • hot-tempered
  • impatient
  • impulsive
  • inflammable
  • irascible
  • irritable
  • passionate
  • peppery
  • petulant
  • quarrelsome
  • ratty
  • sensitive
  • short-tempered
  • shrewish
  • splenetic
  • temperamental
  • testy
  • waspish
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antonyms for quick-tempered

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  • calm
  • cool
  • easy-going
  • even-tempered
  • laid-back
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How to use quick-tempered in a sentence

Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
His enemies in the cabinet were quick to perceive when their devices had taken effect on the King and Queen.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
I've tried to teach lots of folks; an' sum learns quick, an' some don't never learn; it's jest 's 't strikes 'em.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Bernard uttered a quick exclamation, but Angela checked him with a glance, and Gordon looked from one of them to the other.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
A quick vision of death smote her soul, and for a second of time appalled and enfeebled her senses.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Such a refusal would lead to quick enquiry—enquiry to information—information to want of confidence and speedy ruin.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Every word she breathed, every anathema she denounced, seemed urged by the quick revenge of Duke Wharton!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Suddenly his quick eye lit on something in the gravel path and his heart gave a great leap.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He was a pretty bright sort, that same Goodell, quick-witted, nimble of tongue above the average Englishman.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO QUICK-TEMPERED

  • irascible
  • peevish
  • quick-tempered
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