tem·per·a·men·tal adjective \ˌtem-p(ə-)rə-ˈmen-təl, ˌtem-pər-ˈ\
: likely to become upset or angry
: unpredictable in behavior or performance
: of or relating to someone's usual attitude, mood, or behavior
a : 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 \-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of TEMPERAMENTAL
- The actor is known for being temperamental.
- The old computer is temperamental.
- They divorced due to temperamental differences.
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Related to TEMPERAMENTAL
- certain, changeless, constant, immutable, invariable, predictable, settled, stable, stationary, steady, unchangeable, unchanging, unvarying
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