Definitions for temper

Definitions for (noun) temper

Main entry: surliness, temper, snappishness, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness

Definition: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Usage: his temper was well known to all his employees

Main entry: temper, toughness

Definition: the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

Main entry: irritation, temper, pique

Definition: a sudden outburst of anger

Usage: his temper sparked like damp firewood

Main entry: humor, humour, temper, mood

Definition: a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

Usage: whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time; he was in a bad humor

Definitions for (verb) temper

Main entry: chasten, moderate, temper

Definition: restrain

Main entry: season, temper, mollify

Definition: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate

Usage: she tempered her criticism

Main entry: temper

Definition: adjust the pitch (of pianos)

Main entry: temper, harden

Definition: harden by reheating and cooling in oil

Usage: temper steel

Main entry: temper, normalize, anneal

Definition: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

Usage: temper glass

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