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Short temper   /ʃɔrt tˈɛmpər/   Listen
Short temper

A feeling of resentful anger.  Synonyms: irascibility, quick temper, spleen.

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"Short temper" Quotes from Famous Books

... lived and was no staff to lean upon; but was, instead, an ever present rod of punishment. She was a harmful woman, a destroyer of young tempers, a hardener of young hearts. Many a woman of quick, short temper has a kind heart; while even the sullenly sulky woman generally has a few rich, sweet drops of the milk of human kindness, which she is willing to bestow upon her own immediate belongings. But Semantha's mother was not of these. How, ...
— Stage Confidences • Clara Morris

Words linked to "Short temper" :   quick temper, spleen, ill temper, bad temper, irascibility

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