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.
Recent Examples of temperamental from the Web
But eating a tender piece of salt-and-peppered tri-tip perfectly cooked for hours over an open fire pit fueled by temperamental California red oak in the grand tradition of the state’s only native barbecue style?
And while these creatures are also proven experts in handling temperamental complexions exacerbated by long days, early call times, and frequent travel, exterior beauty is simply a fraction of the equation to becoming a modern-day Super.
Juszkiewicz, 64, is known for being temperamental, ultracompetitive and difficult to work for.
Spanos is a coward caught in a temperamental tough guy's body.
But Lota was unstable and temperamental; she was obsessed with her work, and Bishop distracted herself with other women.
Megan eventually makes the K9 grade and is assigned to Rex, a temperamental sort like Megan.
Given Colorado’s temperamental weather changes, park goers should call the park’s Trail Ridge Road recorded phone line at (970) 586-1222 before heading out.
But this rocket is temperamental, and as unstable as a radioactive isotope.
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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
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