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1    capricious, easily upset, emotional, erratic, excitable, explosive, fiery, highly strung, hot-headed, hypersensitive, impatient, irritable, mercurial, moody, neurotic, passionate, petulant, sensitive, touchy, volatile  
2    congenital, constitutional, inborn, ingrained, inherent, innate, natural  
3    erratic, inconsistent, inconstant, undependable, unpredictable, unreliable  
1    calm, cool-headed, easy-going, even-tempered, level-headed, phlegmatic, unexcitable, unflappable, unperturbable  
3    constant, dependable, reliable, stable, steady  
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1       adj   If you say that someone is temperamental, you are criticizing them for not being calm or quiet by nature, but having moods that change often and suddenly.,   (disapproval)    He is very temperamental and critical.     
2       adj   If you describe something such as a machine or car as temperamental, you mean that it often does not work properly.  
I first started cruising in yachts with temperamental petrol engines...     

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