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n. temperament, disposition; mood
v. moderate, soften, tone down; toughen, harden
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Temperare (to mix correctly) is the Latin origin of words like "temperature" and "tempering"; it and "tempo" come, in turn, from tempus (time or season). Thus, the word "temper" can refer (at least informally) to any time- and temperature-sensitive process (as for chocolate tempering or tempered glass), a material's thermo-mechanical history, or even its composition.
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1. a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
(synonym) pique, irritation
(hypernym) annoyance, chafe, vexation
(derivation) chasten, moderate
2. 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"
(synonym) mood, humor, humour
(hyponym) sulk, sulkiness
3. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
(synonym) biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness
(hypernym) ill nature
(derivation) chasten, moderate
4. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
(hypernym) elasticity, snap
1. toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
(synonym) anneal, normalize
2. harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
3. adjust the pitch (of pianos)
(hypernym) adjust, set, correct
4. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
(synonym) season, mollify
5. restrain or temper
(synonym) chasten, moderate
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(derivation) pique, irritation
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v. temper, subdue, soften, damp, attemper, deaden, tone down, tame, shade, blend, mingle, mix, anneal, chill, harden, alloy
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n. vznětlivost; nálada
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