hot-tempered

adjective

Definition of hot-tempered

: becoming angry very easily : having or showing a hot temper a hot-tempered political activist a hot-tempered reply

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“Hot-tempered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot-tempered. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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