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prima donna

noun [C usually singular]     /ˌpriː.məˈdɒn.ə/ US  /-ˈdɑː.nə/
the most important female singer in an opera companySingersOpera disapproving someone who demands to be treated in a special way and is difficult to please: I had to entertain visiting authors and some of them were real prima donnas.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men prima donna-ish     /-ɪʃ/ adjective disapproving prima donna-ish behaviourSelfishnessInconsiderate
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