temper

All Noun
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  • Who has not known persons whose tempers have become better under such circumstances? Cited from Elinor Wyllys, by Susan Fenimore Cooper
  • I made her bear all my bad tempers and never gave her a good word. Cited from Uncle Max, by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • But they kept their tempers and did their best to keep the peace. Cited from Fighting For Peace, by Henry Van Dyke
  • With eight of them coming up around him, how should he have observed their tempers? Cited from He Knew He Was Right, by Anthony Trollope
  • He has a good temper and can be a good agreement dog.
  • Men who can not control their tempers under the most trying circumstances should let crime alone. Cited from The Winning Clue, by James Hay, Jr.
  • We find more tempers good than bad, where proper care is taken in proper time. Cited from Imaginary Conversations and Poems, by Walter Savage Landor
  • He was noted for his scientific temper and for drawing from original sources.
  • His short temper has led him into trouble on many occasions.
  • There is, however, also some cause for the change in our own tempers. Cited from Selections From the Works of John Ruskin, by John Ruskin
  • He was born to a powerful father who was known to have a violent temper.
  • His character usually lost his temper at least once.
  • It's perhaps the one thing that really almost makes us lose our tempers. Cited from The British Barbarians, by Grant Allen
  • Now education has often had a great deal to do with the making of these choice tempers. Cited from Friends in Council (First Series),Sir Arthur Helps
  • It is a practice of learning to temper the body's primary desire for food.
  • Strange that all tempers should have a common object, and never a common road to it! Cited from The Disowned, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 6
  • He was not only a good-looking horse, but was well-tempered.
  • He had a violent temper and frequently killed people without reason.
  • Storm stated that over time he "became more tempered" about his experience.
  • A short temper also caused occasional problems; he was sent off on more than one occasion.
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Meaning of temper

  • noun A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time, he was in a bad humor
  • noun A disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    his temper was well known to all his employees
  • noun The elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
  • verb Harden by reheating and cooling in oil
    temper steel
  • verb Adjust the pitch (of pianos)
  • verb Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
    she tempered her criticism