Synonyms for temper

Synonyms for (noun) temper

Synonyms: surliness, temper, snappishness, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness

Definition: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

Usage: his temper was well known to all his employees

Similar words: ill nature

Definition: a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition


Synonyms: temper, toughness

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

Similar words: snap, elasticity

Definition: the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

Usage: the waistband had lost its snap


Synonyms: irritation, temper, pique

Definition: a sudden outburst of anger

Usage: his temper sparked like damp firewood

Similar words: annoyance, vexation, chafe

Definition: anger produced by some annoying irritation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

Synonyms for (verb) temper

Synonyms: chasten, moderate, temper

Definition: restrain

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: season, temper, mollify

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

Usage: she tempered her criticism

Similar words: weaken

Definition: lessen the strength of

Usage: The fever weakened his body


Synonyms: temper

Definition: adjust the pitch (of pianos)

Similar words: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels


Synonyms: temper, harden

Definition: harden by reheating and cooling in oil

Usage: temper steel

Similar words: modify

Definition: make less severe or harsh or extreme

Usage: please modify this letter to make it more polite; he modified his views on same-gender marriage


Synonyms: temper, normalize, anneal

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

Usage: temper glass

Similar words: harden, indurate

Definition: make hard or harder

Usage: The cold hardened the butter