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1. temper

noun. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] a sudden outburst of anger.

Synonyms

  • chafe
  • annoyance
  • pique
  • irritation

Antonyms

  • dislike
  • pride
  • gratitude
  • ingratitude

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Temper

  • tremper
  • kemper

Example sentences of the word temper


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you'd like her to control her temper, help her find healthy outlets for her emotions.

2. Adjective, comparative
According to kidshealth.org, temper tantrums usually occur between the ages of 1 and 3 3.

3. Verb, base form
Elevation helps to temper the heat in Jordan.

Quotes containing the word temper


1. A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren't so nice. Does it make you into a monster, or can you temper it in some way, or accept it and go in some other direction?
- Wes Craven

2. A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
- David Rakoff

3. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

2. temper

noun. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger.

Synonyms

  • pettishness
  • irritability
  • surliness
  • biliousness
  • querulousness
  • snappishness
  • ill nature

Antonyms

  • sadness
  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. temper

noun. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • distemper
  • humor
  • humour
  • good humor
  • amiability
  • good temper
  • sulk
  • good humour
  • ill humour
  • sulkiness
  • peeve
  • ill humor

Antonyms

  • ill humor
  • despair
  • pain
  • fear

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. temper

verb. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] restrain.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • moderate
  • change
  • chasten

Antonyms

  • levity
  • agitation
  • unfriendliness
  • good health

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. temper

noun. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking.

Synonyms

  • snap
  • elasticity

Antonyms

  • concern
  • hope
  • pleasure

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. temper

verb. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] harden by reheating and cooling in oil.

Synonyms

  • harden

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. temper

verb. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.

Synonyms

  • mollify
  • weaken

Antonyms

  • dullness
  • patience
  • please

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. temper

verb. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] adjust the pitch (of pianos).

Synonyms

  • adjust
  • correct

Antonyms

  • normality
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. temper

verb. ['ˈtɛmpɝ'] bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling.

Synonyms

  • anneal
  • normalize
  • indurate

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • temperen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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