quickly aroused to anger

a hotheaded commander

Similar to: ↑ill-natured
Derivationally related forms: ↑irascibility (for: ↑irascible), ↑choler (for: ↑choleric)

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ˌhot-ˈtempered f17 [hot-tempered] adjective (especially BrE)
tending to become very angry easily

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