Definition of temperamental
- a temperamental child
- a temperamental computer
The actor is known for being temperamental.
The old computer is temperamental.
They divorced due to temperamental differences.
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capricious, changeable, changeful, fickle, flickery, fluctuating, fluid, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, mutable, skittish, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile;
up in the air;
: likely to become upset or angry
: unpredictable in behavior or performance
: of or relating to someone's usual attitude, mood, or behavior
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