short temper


short temper
noun a tendency to lose one's temper quickly.
Derivatives
short-tempered adjective

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  • short temper — noun a feeling of resentful anger • Syn: ↑irascibility, ↑spleen, ↑quick temper • Derivationally related forms: ↑splenetic (for: ↑spleen), ↑irascible ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • short temper — noun The personality trait of being quick to anger. Be careful of what you say; he has a short temper. Syn: short fuse …   Wiktionary

  • short temper — quick to become angry, hot tempered    Dr. Jones has a short temper. He gets mad very quickly …   English idioms

  • short-tempered — adj tending to become angry very quickly →↑bad tempered ▪ She gets short tempered when she s tired. >short temper n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • temper — I UK [ˈtempə(r)] / US [ˈtempər] noun Word forms temper : singular temper plural tempers ** 1) [countable/uncountable] a tendency to get angry very quickly That temper of yours is going to get you into trouble. She should never have married a man… …   English dictionary

  • temper — tem|per1 [ tempər ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount a tendency to get angry very quickly: That temper of yours is going to get you into trouble. She should never have married a man with such a violent temper. have a short temper (=become angry very …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • temper — [[t]te̱mpə(r)[/t]] tempers, tempering, tempered 1) N VAR If you refer to someone s temper or say that they have a temper, you mean that they become angry very easily. He had a temper and could be nasty... His short temper had become notorious...… …   English dictionary

  • temper — Synonyms and related words: Irish, abate, adjust, adjust to, allay, alleviate, alter, anger, animus, anneal, appease, aptitude, assuage, atmosphere, attain majority, attemper, attribute, aura, bad temper, balance, bank the fire, be tough, beef up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • short — short1 W1S1 [ʃo:t US ʃo:rt] adj comparative shorter superlative shortest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(length/distance)¦ 3¦(not tall)¦ 4¦(book/letter)¦ 5¦(not enough)¦ 6 be short on something 7¦(less than)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short — I [[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ADJECTIVE AND ADVERB USES ♦ shorter, shortest (Please look at category 24 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) ADJ GRADED If something is short or lasts for a short time, it does… …   English dictionary