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Synonyms for temperamental
ˌtɛm pər əˈmɛn tl, -prəˈmɛn-, -pərˈmɛn-tem·per·a·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperamentaladjective

    relating to or caused by temperament

    "temperamental indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"

    Synonyms:
    moody, erratic

    Antonyms:
    unemotional, reliable, dependable

  2. moody, temperamentaladjective

    subject to sharply varying moods

    "a temperamental opera singer"

    Synonyms:
    dark, sullen, moody, morose, dour, erratic, sour, glowering, saturnine, glum

    Antonyms:
    reliable, unemotional, dependable

  3. erratic, temperamentaladjective

    likely to perform unpredictably

    "erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster

    Synonyms:
    wandering, erratic, fickle, planetary, mercurial, quicksilver(a), moody

    Antonyms:
    reliable, unemotional, dependable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "temperamental":

    capricious, whimsical, skittish, spoilt

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How to use temperamental in a sentence?

  1. James Baker:

    I'm going to be working hard for Jeb Bush because I think Jeb Bush's clearly the cream of the crop of the Republicans who are going to run for the nomination, i've known Jeb Bush since Jeb Bush was Jeb Bush. I know what kind of President he would be. He would be an extraordinarily good President. He's very knowledgeable. He's very temperamental. He's suited for the job.

  2. Glendina West:

    Mr. Scaasi was a character. He was a wonderful man and designer -- certain days I wanted to strangle him, he was temperamental, strong willed and always had to get the last say. And he was a wonderful boss.

  3. Howard Keel:

    Any time you get in an area that takes a great deal of skill, you'll find that the tendrils are much more sensitive. People talk about actors being temperamental, but that sort of thing is everywhere.

  4. Alan Marshall Beck:

    Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angelshine about them, and though it wears thin sometimes there is always enough left to lasso your heart-even when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, or parading up the street in mother's best clothes.

  5. Werachon Sukhondhapatipak:

    He speaks his mind, he's sincere, he can be temperamental, of course ... But when it comes to a crisis, he's the one who is most composed.


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