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temperamental

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adjective tem·per·a·men·tal \ˌtem-p(ə-)rə-ˈmen-təl, ˌtem-pər-ˈ\

Simple Definition of temperamental

  • : likely to become upset or angry

  • : unpredictable in behavior or performance

  • : of or relating to someone's usual attitude, mood, or behavior

Full Definition of temperamental

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or arising from temperament :  constitutional <temperamental peculiarities>

  2. 2a :  marked by excessive sensitivity and impulsive mood changes <a temperamental child>b :  unpredictable in behavior or performance <a temperamental computer>

tem·per·a·men·tal·ly play \-təl-ē\ adverb

TEMPERAMENTAL Defined for Kids

temperamental

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adjective tem·per·a·men·tal \ˌtem-pə-rə-ˈmen-təl, -prə-ˈmen-təl\

Definition of temperamental

  1. 1 :  likely to become angry or upset <The actor is known for being temperamental and storming off stage.>

  2. 2 :  unpredictable in behavior or performance <a temperamental car>

tem·per·a·men·tal·ly adverb




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