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temperamental adj
1 relating to or caused by temperament; "temperamental indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"
2 subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera singer" [syn: moody]
3 likely to perform unpredictably; "erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster [syn: erratic]

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  1. of, related to, or caused by temperament
  2. subject to changing and unpredictable emotional states; moody, capricious; sometimes used figuratively to describe user-unfriendly or unstable machines or software that are either complicated and/or have poorly written instructions and are subsequently difficult to operate.

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Temperamental is a 1999 album by Everything but the Girl. It is their most recent studio album.

Track listing

  1. "Five Fathoms" – 6:24
  2. "Low Tide of the Night" – 4:45
  3. "Blame" – 6:18
  4. "Hatfield 1980" – 5:12
  5. "Temperamental" – 5:20
  6. "Compression" – 7:11
  7. "Downhill Racer" – 3:49
  8. "Lullaby of Clubland" – 5:30
  9. "No Difference" – 4:26
  10. "The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)" featuring Deep Dish – 7:52


  • Ben Watt - bass, keyboards, guitars, strings, scratches, beats, sound editing & programming
  • Tracy Thorn - vocals

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