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tantrum

noun [C] uk   /ˈtæn.trəm/ us  
a sudden period of uncontrolled anger like a young child's: Johnny had/threw a tantrum in the shop because I wouldn't buy him any sweets. If she doesn't get her own way she has temper tantrums.
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