temper


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Synonyms for temper

Synonyms for temper

to make or become less severe or extreme

a person's customary manner of emotional response

a temporary state of mind or feeling

a tendency to become angry or irritable

a prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude

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a sudden outburst of anger

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

the elasticity and hardness of a metal object

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bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

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harden by reheating and cooling in oil

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adjust the pitch (of pianos)

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make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else

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restrain

References in classic literature ?
All that followed was the result of her imprudence; and he went off with her at last, because he could not help it, regretting Fanny even at the moment, but regretting her infinitely more when all the bustle of the intrigue was over, and a very few months had taught him, by the force of contrast, to place a yet higher value on the sweetness of her temper, the purity of her mind, and the excellence of her principles.
Grant, with a temper to love and be loved, must have gone with some regret from the scenes and people she had been used to; but the same happiness of disposition must in any place, and any society, secure her a great deal to enjoy, and she had again a home to offer Mary; and Mary had had enough of her own friends, enough of vanity, ambition, love, and disappointment in the course of the last half-year, to be in need of the true kindness of her sister's heart, and the rational tranquillity of her ways.
People who won't put up with being bitten by him (what shocking tempers one does meet with, to be sure
Knowing her furious temper, he had gone away with her, as the one means of preventing an application to the justices and a scandal in the neighborhood.
I read it in the temper of a thoroughly disappointed and thoroughly unreasonable man.
As to the other symptoms, except weakness from lying in bed, and irritability of temper, there was really nothing the matter with her.
I saw that she was in a bad state of temper, so I gave her her way, and let the dressing-case be.
How unfortunate that Anne should have displayed such temper before Mrs.
I'm sure I don't know why you should lose your temper like that just because Mrs.
Here is the picture of the man, as painted by the landlady: Young; middle-sized; dark hair, eyes, and complexion; nice temper, pleasant way of speaking.
His mistress is feeling the penalty of having been fool enough to vent her ill temper on her head-waiter.
Herncastle's fiery temper had been, as I could plainly see, exasperated to a kind of frenzy by the terrible slaughter through which we had passed.
He took his seat, with the studied simplicity of a demagogue; though the keen and flashing glance, that he immediately threw around the silent assembly, betrayed the more predominant temper of a tyrant.
She told me, with assumed commiseration, that I had an unhappy temper.
The thing that is mostly worrying your aunt Sally is the tempers that that man Jubiter gets your uncle into.