adult temper tantrum

Adult Temper Tantrum

A prolonged, inappropriate and/or theatrical anger reaction in an adult which, unlike temper tantrums in toddlers, is distinctly abnormal, as it indicates a lack of self-control.
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adult temper tantrum

Psychiatry A prolonged anger reaction which, unlike temper tantrums in toddlers who are merely trying to get their own way, is distinctly abnormal. Cf Temper tantrum.
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