tantrum tantrum  /ˈtæn trəm/


  • (n) a display of bad temper



  1. A little more than a month ago, insiders were saying the Dean movement had all the resonance of a temper tantrum.
  2. If Brown and Obama are going to be in the same city, the British Press, apparently aided by leaks from Downing Street, just has to throw a tantrum of some sort.
  3. The best recourse, which the Obama Administration successfully employed, is to treat the House and Senate like a 2-year-old having a temper tantrum.


  1. Taper Tantrum

    Watch Taper Tantrum video online. News and opinion video from The NYTimes including breaking news, investigative reporting, national and international coverage. Style and celebrity video.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. SPX Likely Headed Higher as 'Taper Tantrum' Fades

    SPX Likely Headed Higher as 'Taper Tantrum' Fades
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. MLS 2013, Week 16 preview and fixtures: Time to kill off a character

    International absences are still dealing blows to MLS matches (unless you're the Revolution and Jerry Bengtson threw a temper tantrum because Honduras didn't start him so he returned to the club), which coincides wonderfully with the league's midseason lull. Isn't this around the time when they kill off a character (Chivas)? Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Saturday, 5 p.m. ET - ESPN Blas Perez ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "I felt like my 2-year-old little boy after he throws a tantrum," Hudson said. "Then I felt pretty good after that. Mac was kicking himself for not blocking it, but I told him it was a tough pitch. I thought that was the ballgame. I couldn't...
    on May 30, 2007 By: Tim Hudson Source: ESPN

  2. "The primary election contest Tim James filed with the Alabama Republican Party is a temper tantrum thrown on paper and nothing more," King said. "His motivations are obvious. His basis is premature. And his filing is frivolous."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Troy King Source: al.com (blog)

  3. "I think it's the banks having a temper tantrum because they're not getting what they want," Strong said.
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Mark Strong Source: eTaiwan News

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