Dictionary Results for temper|
1. temper - noun
· a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
Synonym(s): pique, irritation
Hypernym(s): annoyance, chafe, vexation
2. temper - noun
· 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(s): mood, humor, humour
3. temper - noun
· a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
Synonym(s): biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness
4. temper - noun
· the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
Hypernym(s): elasticity, snap
5. temper - verb
· bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
Synonym(s): anneal, normalize
Hypernym(s): harden, indurate
6. temper - verb
· harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
7. temper - verb
· adjust the pitch (of pianos)
Hypernym(s): adjust, set, correct
8. temper - verb
· make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; "she tempered her criticism"
Synonym(s): season, mollify, moderate
9. temper - verb
· change by restraining or moderating
Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify
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