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A tantrum (also known as temper tantrum, lash out, meltdown, fit or hissy fit) is an emotional expression or outburst.[1][2][3] It is usually connected with those in emotional distress, that is represented by stubbornness, crying, screaming, violence,[4] defiance, angry ranting, an effect from making attempts to calm. Sometimes, tantrum can also make a person to hit others and other physically violent behavior.

Physical control in tantrum may be lost. The person may be unable to keep being still; and even if the purpose of the person is met, they may not be calmed. Throwing a temper tantrum can lead to a child getting detention or being suspended from school for older school age children. Tantrum may also be expressed in a long violent, angry outburst of talk, a stretched out or angry speech.[5][6][7][8]

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  3. Payn, James (1869). Married Beneath Him. A novel. By the author of "Lost Sir Massingberd" James Payn. The British Library. p. 369.
  4. O'Hara, Kane (1770). "Midas An English Burletta. As it is Performed at the Theatre-Royal, in Covent-Garden". Midas an English Burletta. As It is Performed at the Theatre-Royal, in Covent-Garden: 20.
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  8. Daniels, Elizabeth; Mandleco, Barbara; Luthy, Karlen E. (2012). "Assessment, management, and prevention of childhood temper tantrums". Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 24 (10): 569–573. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00755.x. PMID 23006014.

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  • The dictionary definition of tantrum at Wiktionary