In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(volatile, difficult)temperamentalthe car's being a bit temperamental lately — el coche está un poco caprichoso últimamente
- Her character is a fiery, temperamental woman who likes to get her own way.
- My mother always told me I was too temperamental for my own good.
- He is a very temperamental player, maybe too much sometimes.
- I am quite temperamental and if I think I've been treated unfairly it can cook up and then I boil over.
- He was temperamental, a kind of simple man, withdrawn, a loner.
- He was sometimes a gruff and temperamental man, but his sense of humour came through in so many of his finest songs.
- The players are not temperamental or emotional; they just get on with the job.
- Both men were temperamental and subject to long periods of brooding followed by explosive outbursts of anger.
- I am a temperamental person myself, so I probably would've lashed out myself.
- He started to find that he was increasingly temperamental around Alexandra.
- He might be a volatile, temperamental person but, she did not think that he was actually dangerous.
- Tina bit her lip, wondering what kind of a mood her temperamental friend was in.
- In the flesh, he was temperamental, and on the stage, wildly dramatic.
- Yes, but they didn't want the temperamental personality.
- Somehow the cameraman failed to achieve this, prompting an outburst from the temperamental artist.
- I guess that would explain why he's so temperamental.
- She was a temperamental person and considerably forgetful.
- This friend is rather temperamental and I don't know how they'll react.
- After saying that she realized it probably wasn't the best thing she could say to a temperamental customer.
- Alone in my room, I collapsed on my bed like a temperamental teenager and proceeded to drench my pillow with tears.
- No area of disagreement between Jung and Freud reflected more clearly the temperamental differences between them than their respective attitude to symbols.
- It made no allowances for cultural, regional, political or temperamental differences.
- And there are temperamental differences among children.
- Empirical studies have shown that different temperamental characteristics of the child elicit different parenting practices.
- And these religious temperamental differences of course, they're very much prominent in their literary output and their way of life.
- Any mother of more than one child can see temperamental differences in her offspring almost from the moment of birth, qualities which only become more pronounced as her children age.
- The final remedy given is usually that which matches the child's physical and temperamental constitution at birth.
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