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Tantrum   /tˈæntrəm/   Listen

A display of bad temper.  Synonyms: conniption, fit, scene.  "She threw a tantrum" , "He made a scene"

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"Tantrum" Quotes from Famous Books

... vex him just because he was so sweet about it. No one ever understood me as well as the Major, and when I was in a tantrum he would say, 'Think it over till to-morrow, my girl. If you are of the same mind then, we will discuss it together,' and, of course, I never did think the ...
— More about Pixie • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... so the old 'ooman put herself into a woundy passion wi' I. 'Not make a dinner of horsebeans, you dainty dog,' says she; 'I wish you may never have a worse.'—'Noa, mother,' says I, 'I hope I never shall.' And she did put herself into such a tantrum, to be sure—so I bolted; whereby, d'ye see, I saved my bacon, and the old 'ooman her beans. But it won't do. Jeames, I've a notion I shall go a recruit, and them I'm thinking I shall get into a reg'lar mess, and get ...
— The Sketches of Seymour (Illustrated), Complete • Robert Seymour

... hand down to the bottom of the hill, where Louisville lay. She had never been there; but once, before she was born, her great-grandfather, old Gore Tantrum, had gone into the settlements in the company of two marshals, and had never come back. So the Tantrums from generation to generation, had learned ...
— Tales of the Jazz Age • F. Scott Fitzgerald

... surprise, for she had expected a round rating at least, in her freshness hardly being aware that this reserve of feeling was an acquired habit of Ethelberta's, and that civility stood in town for as much vexation as a tantrum ...
— The Hand of Ethelberta • Thomas Hardy

Words linked to "Tantrum" :   bad temper, ill temper

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