Short-tempered synonyms

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(Of a situation) Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
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Hoarse-voiced.
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(Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
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Having eccentric ways; odd.
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In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
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Unhappy, dissatisfied and/or irritable, a word which is particularly applied to babies and children or adults who are acting childishly.
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Angered or offended
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Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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Marked by impatience or ill humor.
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Crabbed; difficult, or perplexing.
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Charged with emotion; spirited:
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Easily excited or aroused:
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Having a fiery temper; easily made angry
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Easily aroused to anger.
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Erratic in behavior; unpredictable
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A volatile substance
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The definition of choleric is easily becoming angry.
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Hasty; rash
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Note: Cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.
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Chilly, brisk, sharp.
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