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temper

tem·per

temper

 
 
pronunciation:
tem pr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usual state of mind of manner of feeling.
She has a sunny temper.
synonyms:
disposition
similar words:
attitude, opinion, pulse, state
definition 2: a state of mind or emotion at a specific time; mood.
I decided to stay because she was in a good temper for once.
synonyms:
humor, mood, spirits
similar words:
attitude, feeling, state
definition 3: a mood of anger.
His tempers don't last long.
synonyms:
anger
similar words:
fit, passion, spleen, tantrum
definition 4: an ability to get irritated or angry.
Be careful how you speak to him, because he has a temper.
definition 5: sense of calm or patience; control.
She lost her temper with me when I broke her vase.
synonyms:
composure, poise
similar words:
calm, patience
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tempered, tempering, tempers
definition: to make softer or less harsh.
The teacher tempered discipline with humor.
synonyms:
moderate, tone down
antonyms:
intensify
similar words:
blunt, cushion, modify, mute, qualify, soften
derivations: temperable (adj.), temperability (n.), temperer (n.)
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