1. [syn: fit, tantrum, scene, conniption]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tantrum \Tan"trum\, n.
1. A whim; an affected air. [Colloq. and archaic]
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a
tantrum"; "he made a scene" [syn: fit, tantrum,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "tantrum":
cat fit, conniption, conniption fit, convulsion, duck fit,
eruption, explosion, fit, fit of anger, fit of temper, flare-up,
fury, outburst, paddy, paroxysm, rage, storm, temper tantrum,