1 [countable/uncountable] a tendency to get angry very quickly
That temper of yours is going to get you into trouble.
She should never have married a man with such a violent temper.
have a short temper (=become angry very quickly): He’s not a bad boss, but he has a short temper.
control your temper: Andrew has not yet learned to control his temper.
tempers flare (=people get angry): Tempers flared and things began to get out of control.
tempers fray (=people start to get angry): It was a difficult meeting and tempers got a bit frayed.
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