Definition of temperamental
temperamentallyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb
Examples of temperamental in a Sentence
The actor is known for being temperamental.
The old computer is temperamental.
They divorced due to temperamental differences.
First Known Use of temperamental
TEMPERAMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of temperamental for English Language Learners
: likely to become upset or angry
: unpredictable in behavior or performance
: of or relating to someone's usual attitude, mood, or behavior
TEMPERAMENTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of temperamental for Students
1 : likely to become angry or upset The actor is known for being temperamental and storming off stage.
2 : unpredictable in behavior or performance a temperamental car
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up temperamental? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).