temper tantrum

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temper tantrum

An extreme and childish display of unreasonable anger, frustration, or distemper. I can't believe you threw a temper tantrum like that just because I didn't want to go see some movie with you! Becca's been having really bad temper tantrums lately. I guess she's just going into the "terrible twos."
See also: tantrum, temper
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Temper tantrums (which is sometimes intertwined with aggressive anger) can be characterised as disproportional outbursts of anger when an individual's selfish wants and needs are not fulfilled, no matter how unreasonable and inappropriate.
He's used to getting his way by either throwing temper tantrums or intimidating his antagonists.
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them is a children's picturebook by psychotherapist Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.
Teenagers have temper tantrums. The most common and obvious tantrums are seen at the time teenagers are frustrated and angry with their parent(s).
William Nathan Pulman, 38, of Llandudno Road, Penrhyn Bay, had indulged in terrible violence when he flew into bizarre temper tantrums.
As hunger hits the camp and the celebs get used to life without luxuries, expect temper tantrums.
Temper tantrums, bad sleepers and fussy eaters cured without the naughty step or Estuary English?
CHILDREN who throw temper tantrums are more likely to have heart attacks and strokes in middle age, claims Harvard Medical School.
During the 10-week course, which runs from 4.15-6pm each Thursday, children try new healthy snacks and take part in fun active games, while parents learn fun new ways to play with their child, how to stop temper tantrums, fussy eating and encourage healthy behaviour.
"You'd think someone as wealthy as Mel wouldn't bat an eye at having to hand over half of everything he owns to Robyn especially after the years of hell he put her through with his skirt chasing, drinking and nasty temper tantrums. But he's furious about it," Contactmusic quoted source as telling National Enquirer magazine.
A list of tennis temper tantrums would not be complete without the presence of John McEnroe, the player who turned tennis rage into an art form.
It did not take long for Murray's trademark temper tantrums to start as he was thoroughly outclassed by the brilliant Spaniard yet again.
I thought she would have grown out of her temper tantrums but they seem to be getting worse.
Sometimes, however, temper tantrums can indicate an underlying issue, such as:
Having climbed the colossus Mount Kilimanjaro last year, they know a thing or two about agonising blisters, temper tantrums and fighting the urge to give in.