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 also temper tantrum. It is usually associated with children, but is sometimes seen in adults.
[PJC]

3. [fig.] A display of anger expressed by irrationally striking out at innocent targets or inanimate objects; as, the governor was so insulted by the article, he threw a temper tantrum and cancelled the ceremony.
[PJC]

 

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