HyperDic: temperamental

English > 3 senses of the word temperamental:
ADJECTIVEperttemperamentalrelating to or caused by temperament
alltemperamental, moodysubject to sharply varying moods
alltemperamental, erraticlikely to perform unpredictably
temperamental > pronunciation
Soundsteh.mpermeh'ntahl; teh.mprahmeh'ntahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > temperamental: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or caused by temperament.
  • "temperamental indifference to neatness"
  • "temperamental peculiarities"
Nounstemperamentyour usual / usual mood
Adverbstemperamentallyby temperament
English > temperamental: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsubject to sharply varying moods.
Example"a temperamental opera singer"
BroaderemotionalOf more than usual emotion
Nounstemperamentexcessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
English > temperamental: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglikely to perform unpredictably.
  • "a temperamental motor
  • "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster
Broaderunreliable, undependablenot worthy of reliance or trust
Spanisherrático, temperamental

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