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adjective temperamental pronunciation in American English /ˌtemp(ə)rəˈment(ə)l/
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    a temperamental person gets angry easily, or changes from one mood to another very quickly

    temperamental film stars

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      humorous used for describing something that often goes wrong or does not work in the way that you expect

      This photocopier’s a bit temperamental.

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