tantrum

  • 1 Tantrum — Tan trum, n. 1. A whim; an affected air. [Colloq. and archaic] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. A display of ill humor, especially a demonstration of rage or frustration by shouting or violent physical movements, such as the stamping of feet; called… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tantrum — [n] fit anger, animosity, conniption, dander*, flare up, hemorrhage*, huff*, hysterics, outburst, storm*, temper, temper tantrum, wax; concepts 306,384 Ant. calm, contentment, peace …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 tantrum — (n.) 1714, originally colloquial, of unknown origin …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 tantrum — ► NOUN ▪ an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 tantrum — [tan′trəm] n. [< ?] a violent, willful outburst of annoyance, rage, etc.; childish fit of bad temper …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Tantrum — For other uses, see Tantrum (disambiguation). A tantrum (or temper tantrum or tirade or hissy fit) is an emotional outburst, usually associated with children or those in emotional distress, that is typically characterized by stubbornness, crying …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 tantrum — n. 1) to have, throw a tantrum 2) a temper tantrum (he threw a temper tantrum) * * * [ tæntrəm] throw a tantrum to have a temper tantrum (he threw a temper tantrum) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 Tantrum — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Tantrum est le premier groupe d Angus Young qu il créa avant de rejoindre AC/DC. Tantrum est un trio de hardcore montpelliérain. Tantrum est le nom adopté …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 9 tantrum — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ temper ▪ major (esp. AmE) ▪ little ▪ He had a little temper tantrum yesterday. ▪ occasional …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 tantrum — [[t]tæ̱ntrəm[/t]] tantrums N COUNT (disapproval) 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 tantrum — UK [ˈtæntrəm] / US noun [countable] Word forms tantrum : singular tantrum plural tantrums an occasion when someone suddenly behaves in a very angry and unreasonable way, often screaming, crying, or refusing to obey someone. This word is usually… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 tantrum — tan|trum [ˈtæntrəm] n a sudden short period when someone, especially a child, behaves very angrily and unreasonably have/throw a tantrum ▪ She throws a tantrum when she can t have the toy she wants. ▪ children s temper tantrums …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 tantrum — tan|trum [ tæntrəm ] noun count an occasion when someone suddenly behaves in a very angry and unreasonable way, often screaming, crying, or refusing to obey someone. This word is usually used about children: have/throw a tantrum: Alex threw a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 tantrum — noun (C) a sudden moment of unreasonable bad temper and anger: have/throw a tantrum: Some kid thew a tantrum in the middle of the store …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Tantrum — This very unusual name is believed to be a dialectal form of the Somerset town of Taunton, also pronounced as Tatum and Tanton, these in fact being the correct Anglo Saxon spellings. The name in its modern spelling is not apparently recorded… …

    Surnames reference

  • 16 tantrum — Synonyms and related words: cat fit, conniption, conniption fit, convulsion, duck fit, eruption, explosion, fit, fit of anger, fit of temper, flare up, fury, outburst, paddy, paroxysm, rage, storm, temper tantrum, wax …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 tantrum — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fit, outburst; display (of ill temper); rage, frenzy, paroxysm. See resentment, violence. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. conniption, outburst, scene, animosity; see anger , fit 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 tantrum — /ˈtæntrəm / (say tantruhm) noun 1. a sudden burst of ill humour; a fit of ill temper or passion. –phrase 2. throw a tantrum, to exhibit a fit of temper. {origin uncertain} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 tantrum — n. an outburst of bad temper or petulance (threw a tantrum). Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 tantrum — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1714 a fit of bad temper …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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