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tantrum

 [tan´trum]
a violent display of temper.

tan·trum

(tan'trŭm),
A fit of bad temper, especially in children.

tantrum

[tan′trəm]
a sudden outburst or violent display of rage, frustration, and bad temper, usually occurring in a maladjusted child and certain emotionally disturbed people. The activity is usually not directed at anyone or anything specific but toward the environment in general and is used primarily as a device for attempting to control others and the surroundings. It most commonly occurs at age 2 to 2-½ years. Also called temper tantrum.
An inappropriate display of emotion or rage, generally understood to occur in public, often by a child or immature adult

tantrum

Vox populi An inappropriate display of anger. See Adult temper tantrum, Temper tantrum.

tan·trum

(tan'trŭm)
A fit of bad temper, especially in children.

tantrum

See TEMPER TANTRUM.

tan·trum

(tan'trŭm)
A fit of bad temper, especially in children.
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If it's a hissy fit because of the inquiry into his tax affairs, then he'll probably calm down or move to PSG.
Baldasaro threw the aforementioned hissy fit, and eventually the photos were taken down from Facebook.
As for the others, Antony Cotton had the first hissy fit - but fair play to him for overcoming it and jumping out of the helicopter - while Fatima Whitbread seems to be able to irritate her jungle "pals" without even trying.
What is required is that they behave appropriately and responsibly, not having a puerile hissy fit as if they were fouryears-old, playing Russian roulette with the lives of innocent people.
The world champion (right), whose title defence is now out of his hands, threw a hissy fit at the Japanese Grand Prix and declared he would severely restrict his media work.
Jimmy Case, Joe Jordan (left) and Billy Whitehurst were as strong and unpredictable as they come, but it was an honest thuggery in those days, not like the cheap, handbag-slapping ways of Costa (top), who against the Gunners resembled a pouty fashionista having a hissy fit.
But Tulisa said it wasn't the show's fault, adding: "There is always going to be the odd person that throws a massive hissy fit.
I get the impression that many modern footballers are not that bothered whether they play or not, and some of those who are bothered feel an appropriate way to show disappointment is to throw a hissy fit and take their ball home.
Groom Hus had such a hissy fit about his outfit there was no wonder his dad didn't come to the wedding.
But then the man who charges pounds 500 per appointment at his posh new West End salon threw a diva hissy fit over a light fitting which didn't meet his standards.
In fact I'm surprised it doesn't have a screaming hissy fit when picked.
Instead of throwing a hissy fit like some stars, she waited patiently.