temper


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 around.
04. When my son made the top hockey team in town, my enthusiasm was [tempered] by the knowledge that it was going to cost me a fortune.
05. She has [tempered] her support for the proposal somewhat, only because the last time they tried something like this, it didn't work out.
06. You'd better be careful when you're dealing with Agnes. She has a terrible [temper] and will explode for little or no reason.
07. My criticism of others has been [tempered] over time by my own experience with failure.
08. He lost his [temper] and screamed at the secretary and made her cry.
09. If you don't learn to control your [temper], you are going to ruin your marriage.
10. You should ask your father for new shoes right away while he's in a good [temper].
11. Whenever he's in a bad [temper] we just avoid him because we know nothing will satisfy him when he's in that state.
12. The frame is made of [tempered] steel, so nothing can break it.
13. The metal has been [tempered], so it is extremely hard and should last forever.
14. Robert Frost once suggested that education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your [temper] or your self-confidence.
15. Baltasar Gracian once advised, "Never do anything when you are in a [temper], for you will do everything wrong."

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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