Temper

  • 1 Temper — Tem per, n. 1. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar. [1913 Webster] 2. Constitution of body; temperament; in old… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 temper — [tem′pər] vt. [ME tempren < OE temprian & OFr temprer, both < L temperare, to observe proper measure, mix, regulate, forbear < tempus (gen. temporis), time, period, orig., a span < IE * tempos, a span < * temp , to pull < base * …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Temper — Tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tempering}.] [AS. temprian or OF. temper, F. temp[ e]rer, and (in sense 3) temper, L. temperare, akin to tempus time. Cf. {Temporal}, {Distemper}, {Tamper}.] 1. To mingle in due… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 temper — [n1] state of mind atmosphere, attitude, attribute, aura, character, climate, complexion, condition, constitution, disposition, drift, frame of mind, humor, individualism, individuality, leaning, makeup, mind, mood, nature, orientation, outlook,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 temper — ► NOUN 1) a person s state of mind in terms of their being angry or calm. 2) a tendency to become angry easily. 3) an angry state of mind. 4) the degree of hardness and elasticity in steel or other metal. ► VERB 1) improve the temper of (a metal) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 temper — vb *moderate, qualify Analogous words: *adjust, regulate, fix: mitigate, alleviate, lighten, assuage, allay, *relieve: mollify, *pacify, appease Antonyms: intensify temper n 1 * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 Temper — Tem per, v. i. 1. To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable. [1913 Webster] I have him already tempering between my finger and …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Temper — Temper. См. Отпуск. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 9 temper — index abate (lessen), adapt, adjust (regulate), allay, alleviate, alter, animus …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 temper — I UK [ˈtempə(r)] / US [ˈtempər] noun Word forms temper : singular temper plural tempers ** 1) [countable/uncountable] a tendency to get angry very quickly That temper of yours is going to get you into trouble. She should never have married a man… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 temper — tem|per1 [ tempər ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount a tendency to get angry very quickly: That temper of yours is going to get you into trouble. She should never have married a man with such a violent temper. have a short temper (=become angry very …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 temper — tem|per1 [ˈtempə US ər] n 1.) [U and C] a tendency to become angry suddenly or easily ▪ That temper of hers will get her into trouble one of these days. ▪ According to Nathan, Robin has quite a temper . ▪ Theo needs to learn to control his temper …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 temper — [[t]te̱mpə(r)[/t]] tempers, tempering, tempered 1) N VAR If you refer to someone s temper or say that they have a temper, you mean that they become angry very easily. He had a temper and could be nasty... His short temper had become notorious...… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 temper — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 tendency to become angry easily ADJECTIVE ▪ bad, explosive, fierce, fiery, hot, nasty, terrible, violent, volatile …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 temper — 1 noun 1 TENDENCY TO BE ANGRY (C, U) a tendency to become angry suddenly: That temper of hers will get her into trouble one of these days. | If he can t control his temper, he should give up teaching. | quick/fiery/violent temper: Be careful, he… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 temper — Synonyms and related words: Irish, abate, adjust, adjust to, allay, alleviate, alter, anger, animus, anneal, appease, aptitude, assuage, atmosphere, attain majority, attemper, attribute, aura, bad temper, balance, bank the fire, be tough, beef up …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 temper — n. 1) to control, keep one s temper 2) to lose one s temper 3) a bad, explosive, hot, nasty, quick, uncontrollable, ungovernable, violent temper 4) a calm, even temper 5) tempers flare (up) 6) a display, fit of temper (she said that in a fit of… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 temper — 01. Carmen often loses her [temper] if you disagree with her. 02. My mother had a fierce [temper] that scared everyone in the family, including my dad. 03. My daughter is somewhat shy, but she has a real [temper] and doesn t let people push her… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 temper — n. & v. n. 1 habitual or temporary disposition of mind esp. as regards composure (a person of a placid temper). 2 irritation or anger (in a fit of temper). 3 a tendency to have fits of anger (have a temper). 4 composure or calmness (keep one s… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 temper — I. transitive verb (tempered; tempering) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Anglo French; Old English temprian & Anglo French temprer, from Latin temperare to moderate, mix, temper; probably akin to Latin tempor , tempus time Date:… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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