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English noun: temper

1. temper (feeling) a sudden outburst of anger


SamplesHis temper sparked like damp firewood.


Synonymsirritation, pique


Broader (hypernym)annoyance, chafe, vexation

2. temper (feeling) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling


SamplesWhether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time.
He was in a bad humor.


Synonymshumor, humour, mood


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)amiability, distemper, good humor, good humour, good temper, ill humor, ill humour, peeve, sulk, sulkiness

3. temper (attribute) a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger


SamplesHis temper was well known to all his employees.


Synonymsbiliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness


Broader (hypernym)ill nature


Narrower (hyponym)querulousness

4. temper (attribute) the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking


Synonymstoughness


Broader (hypernym)elasticity, snap


English verb: temper

1. temper (change) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling


SamplesTemper glass.


Synonymsanneal, normalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)harden, indurate

2. temper (change) harden by reheating and cooling in oil


SamplesTemper steel.


Synonymsharden


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify

3. temper (change) adjust the pitch (of pianos)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

4. temper (change) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate


SamplesShe tempered her criticism.


Synonymsmollify, season


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken

5. temper (change) restrain


Synonymschasten, moderate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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