hotheaded vs tearaway what difference

what is difference between hotheaded and tearaway

English

Alternative forms

  • hot-headed

Etymology

hot +‎ headed

Adjective

hotheaded (comparative more hotheaded, superlative most hotheaded)

  1. Pertaining to or characteristic of a hothead or hotheadedness; (of a person) easily excited or angered.
    • “Listen. You’re like all boys—hot-headed an’ hasty. Let me talk a little,” resumed Anderson.

Synonyms

  • fiery, hasty, hot-tempered, impetuous, rash, vehement, violent

Antonyms

  • calm, composed, level-headed

Derived terms

  • hotheadedly
  • hotheadedness

Translations



English

Etymology

tear +‎ away

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛəɹəweɪ/

Noun

tearaway (plural tearaways)

  1. (informal, chiefly Britain, derogatory) An impetuous and reckless person who is difficult to control; a hothead.
    • 2009, Peter Doherty, Grace/Wastelands, “Sheepskin Tearaway”
      She opened her heart / To a tearaway (sheepskin tearaway) / Was covered with scars / And full of heroin

Synonyms

  • tearabout

Translations

See also

  • tear away

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