hotheaded

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hot +‎ headed

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hotheaded (comparative more hotheaded, superlative most hotheaded)

  1. Pertaining to or characteristic of a hothead or hotheadedness; (of a person) easily excited or angered.
    • 1816, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary—Volume II, ch. 1:
      Such an opportunity can hardly again occur to an ancient and grey-haired man; and to see it lost by the madcap spleen of a hot-headed boy!
    • 1919, Zane Grey, The Desert of Wheat, ch. 18:
      "But I am!" flashed the young man, as if he had been misunderstood.
      "Listen. You're like all boys—hot-headed an' hasty. Let me talk a little," resumed Anderson.
    • 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, The Onion AV Club:
      Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates.”

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