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temper

temper - Dictionary definition and meaning for word temper

Definition
(noun) a sudden outburst of anger
Synonyms : irritation , pique
Example Sentence
  • his temper sparked like damp firewood

Definition
(noun) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
Synonyms : humor , humour , mood
Example Sentence
  • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
  • he was in a bad humor

Definition
(noun) a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
Example Sentence
  • his temper was well known to all his employees

Definition
(noun) the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
Synonyms : toughness

Definition
(verb) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
Synonyms : anneal , normalize
Example Sentence
  • temper glass

Definition
(verb) harden by reheating and cooling in oil
Synonyms : harden
Example Sentence
  • temper steel

Definition
(verb) adjust the pitch (of pianos)
Definition
(verb) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
Synonyms : mollify , season
Example Sentence
  • she tempered her criticism

Definition
(verb) restrain
Synonyms : chasten , moderate

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for temper

The TEMPo travellER is a vehicle of moderate speed.
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by pcsjith

temper means 2 reduce so "divide this tem--per head"where tem can b taken as anything which can b divided
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by SDV

Temper also means to make LESSER. To temper something is to cool it down or slacken its pace.
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by pushpa_edit

sound as hamper-kharaab hona as studies hamper hona
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by ashleyswift

Parent to child: You better temper that temper!
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by shirasong

temper-temperature. temper means to maintain body temperature i.e., to remain cool
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by VikramGovindarajan

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