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]
- Rhymes: -ɛntəl
- of, related to, or caused by temperament
- 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.
Temperamental is a 1999 album by Everything but the Girl. It is their most recent studio album.
- "Five Fathoms" – 6:24
- "Low Tide of the Night" – 4:45
- "Blame" – 6:18
- "Hatfield 1980" – 5:12
- "Temperamental" – 5:20
- "Compression" – 7:11
- "Downhill Racer" – 3:49
- "Lullaby of Clubland" – 5:30
- "No Difference" – 4:26
- "The Future of the Future (Stay Gold)" featuring Deep Dish – 7:52
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