Temper Meaning and Definition


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Temper meaning

Word: Temper

How to pronounce: ˈtempə

Noun

Definitions:

1. A person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm.

Example sentences: "He rushed out in a very bad temper"

2. The degree of hardness and elasticity in steel or other metal.

Example sentences: "The blade rapidly heats up and the metal loses its temper"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) by reheating and then cooling it.

Example sentences: "The way a smith would temper a sword"

2. Act as a neutralizing or counterbalancing force to (something)

Example sentences: "Their idealism is tempered with realism"

3. Tune (a piano or other instrument) so as to adjust the note intervals correctly.

Example sentences: "The technician is trained on tempering the piano for tuning."


Synonyms:

habits

mood

disposition

atmosphere

cheer

spirit

sentiment

nature

humor

harden

quench

composure

self control

poise

quenching

toughness

season

anger

irritation

wrath

pique

irascibility

irritability

biliousness

soften

mollify

restrain

flare up

moderate

anneal


Derivations:

temperament

tempera

temperance

tempering

tempered

temped

temperate

tempter


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Temper in Other Languages...

Spanish: Templar

German: Temperament

French: Tempérer

Italian: Temperamento

Turkish: öfke


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