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tantrum (noun) sudden anger for a short period [especially a child].

When a person has tantrum they behave suddenly angrily and unreasonably for a short period. Children usually throw or have tantrums, that is, they behave suddenly angrily and unreasonably, to get what they want.

  • It was unbearable to see the child throw tantrums to get the toy it wanted. It suddenly lost its temper and was quite angry, though for a short period.
  • Betty, just four years old, understood that she could get anything from her parents if only she had a tantrum. She knew very well she could whatever she wanted by being angry suddenly and behaved violently.
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