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English noun: temperament

1. temperament (attribute) your usual mood


SamplesHe has a happy disposition.


Synonymsdisposition


Broader (hypernym)nature


Narrower (hyponym)agreeability, agreeableness, aloneness, animalism, blood, bloodiness, bloodthirstiness, calm, calmness, composure, disagreeableness, discomposure, epicurism, equanimity, esprit de corps, friendliness, good nature, gourmandism, heart, ill nature, involuntariness, loneliness, lonesomeness, moodiness, morale, nervousness, optimism, perfectionism, permissiveness, pessimism, physicality, restrictiveness, solitariness, spirit, team spirit, tolerance, unfriendliness, unpermissiveness, unsociability, unsociableness, unwillingness, willingness


Part holonymcheer, cheerfulness, sunniness, sunshine, uncheerfulness


Attributeunwilling, willing

2. temperament (attribute) excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)


Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality

3. temperament (act) an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, readjustment, registration


Narrower (hyponym)equal temperament









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