short temper

noun

Definition of short temper

:a tendency to become angry easily

Word by Word Definitions

short play
  1. : having little length

  2. : not tall or high : low

  3. : not extended in time : brief

  1. : in a curt manner

  2. : for or during a brief time

  3. : at a disadvantage : unawares

  1. : the sum and substance : upshot

  2. : a short syllable

  3. : a short sound or signal

  1. : short-circuit

  2. : shortchange, cheat

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

temper play
  1. : heat of mind or emotion : proneness to anger : passion

  2. : calmness of mind : composure

  3. : state of feeling or frame of mind at a particular time usually dominated by a single strong emotion

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

  2. : to anneal or toughen (glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling

  3. : to harden (a material, such as steel) by reheating and cooling in oil


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