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  Definition of temper
  1. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
  2. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
  3. a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
  4. 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"
  5. restrain or temper
  6. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
  7. adjust the pitch (of pianos)
  8. harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
  9. toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
Similar Words: biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, toughness, pique, irritation, mood, humor, humour, chasten, moderate, season, mollify, harden, anneal, normalize

 

Hyponyms: querulousness, sulk, sulkiness, good humor, good humour, good temper, amiability, ill humor, ill humour, distemper

 

Derivational Morphology: chasten, moderate, harden, anneal, normalize, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil, pique, offend, humor, humour, irritation, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, moderator, mollification, pacification, toughness, annealing, tempering, temperance

 

 
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