short temper

noun

Definition of short temper

  1. :  a tendency to become angry easily

Word by Word Definitions

shortplay
  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

    :  to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices

temperplay
  1. :  to dilute, qualify, or soften by the addition or influence of something else :  moderate

    :  to exercise control over :  govern, restrain

    :  to cause to be well disposed :  mollify

  1. :  a suitable proportion or balance of qualities :  a middle state between extremes :  mean, medium

    :  character, quality

    :  characteristic tone :  trend


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