1. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    vehement dislike
    violent passions
    in a tearing rage
    fierce loyalty
  2. irresponsible in the use of firearms
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How To Use trigger-happy In A Sentence

  • The trigger-happy insanity shown in the second segment is proven by the first to have come from somewhere - it isn't an intrinsic element of manhood.
  • He does not want to work for trigger-happy owners. The Sun
  • Personally, I'd rather the police keep to tormenting criminals than getting trigger-happy with the innocent. p.s. Please don't tell me that "l'eau" makes the preceding word in the title redundant - nay, superfluous and altogether unwanted: a pariah in the great thesaurus of life; an article definitely unwanted. Buggerthat Diary Entry
  • By conflating the four episodes into two film-length pieces, the BBC runs the risk of tempting trigger-happy viewers to channel-hop, which would be a genuine shame.
  • The combination of a packed schedule and trigger-happy owners has made it a month of misery for under-fire bosses. The Sun
  • Peter Sellers’ comic dexterity is on display in three decidedly different roles, and George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden are also drop-dead funny in caricatures of trigger-happy military types. Eric’s Top 10 Movies You Can Watch Over and Over Again » Scene-Stealers
  • Johnson saw the risk posed by trigger-happy reporters and presidents mistaking passion for facts while dispatching others to march in enemy crosshairs.
  • Many have online accounts, which tend to appeal to trigger-happy investors.
  • (OSAKA, Japan) - In the trigger-happy post-9/11 world, the favoured way to instigate a war is to demand that the designated "evildoer" prove a negative.
  • Ethics cannot be left to the discretion of anyone who is frivolous or trigger-happy.
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