(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. impetuous, hotheaded, irascible, hot, peppery. See irascibility. Ant., cool-headed, slow to anger.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. temperamental, quarrelsome, irascible, excitable; see irritable .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
irritable, touchy, *short-fused, grouchy, cantankerous, volatile, temperamental, hot-blooded, testy, waspish, fiery.
ANT.: easygoing, placid, long-fused
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Easily annoyed: choleric, irascible, peppery, testy, tetchy, touchy. See FEELINGS.

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