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short-tempered

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshort-temperedˌshort-ˈtempered adjective  BAD-TEMPEREDtending to become angry very quicklybad-tempered She gets short-tempered when she’s tired.short temper noun [countable]
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short-temperedDuring those months I became anxious, short-tempered and critical.You become tense, short-tempered and irritable with other people.His father was growing short-tempered as one interview after another proved to be fixed in some one else's favour.He is too short-tempered, for one thing, and also capable of doubt, anxiety, weariness, fear.When John was so short-tempered, it hardly seemed possible to conduct a civilised conversation.Did they guess why she was so short-tempered of late?He tends to be very short-tempered when he's hungry.She found she was short-tempered with shop assistants, angry if something she had ordered failed to arrive on the appointed date.
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