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tantrum

  
  
bate     (Brit. slang)   fit, flare-up, hysterics, ill humour, outburst, paddy     (Brit. informal)   paroxysm, storm, temper, wax     (informal, chiefly Brit.)  
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tantrum

  
  ( tantrums    plural  ) If a child has a tantrum, they lose their temper in a noisy and uncontrolled way. If you say that an adult is throwing a tantrum, you are criticizing them for losing their temper and acting in a childish way.      n-count  
  (disapproval)   
He immediately threw a tantrum, screaming and stomping up and down like a child.     

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tantamount, truant, taint, tart

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