HyperDic: temper

English > 9 senses of the word temper:
NOUNfeelingtemper, pique, irritationa sudden outburst of anger / anger
feelingtemper, mood, humor, humoura characteristic / characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
attributetemper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surlinessa disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger / anger
attributetemper, toughnessthe elasticity and hardness of a metal object
VERBchangetemper, anneal, normalizebring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
changetemper, hardenharden by reheating and cooling in oil
changetemperadjust the pitch (of pianos)
changetemper, season, mollify, moderatemake more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
changetemper, chastenrestrain
temper > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mper
Rhymesasper ... zipper: 139 rhymes with per...
English > temper: 9 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA sudden outburst of anger / anger.
Example"his temper sparked like damp firewood"
Synonymspique, irritation
Broaderannoyance, chafe, vexationanger produced by some annoying irritation
Spanishhumor, irritación, resentimiento
Catalanirritació, ressentiment
Verbstemperrestrain
English > temper: 9 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA characteristic / characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
Example"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"
Synonymsmood, humor, humour
Narrowergood humor, good humour, good temper, amiabilityA cheerful and agreeable mood
ill humor, ill humour, distemperAn angry and disagreeable mood
peeveAn annoyed or irritated mood
sulk, sulkinessA mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Spanishestado de ánimo, humor, temperamento
Catalanhumor, temperament
English > temper: 9 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger / anger.
Example"his temper was well known to all his employees"
Synonymsbiliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness
NarrowerquerulousnessThe quality of being given to complaining
Broaderill natureA disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
Spanishdesabrimiento, irritabilidad
Verbstemperrestrain
English > temper: 9 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking.
Synonymtoughness
Broaderelasticity, snapThe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
Spanishtemple, tenacidad
Catalantremp
Verbstemperharden by reheating and cooling in oil
temperbring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
English > temper: 9 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"temper glass"
Synonymsanneal, normalize
Broaderharden, induratemake hard or harder
Spanishrecocer
Catalantrempar
Nounstemperthe elasticity and hardness of a metal object
temperancethe act of tempering
temperinghardening something by heat treatment
English > temper: 9 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningharden by reheating and cooling in oil.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"temper steel"
Synonymharden
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishendurecer, templar
Catalanendurir, temperar
Nounstemperthe elasticity and hardness of a metal object
temperancethe act of tempering
temperinghardening something by heat treatment
English > temper: 9 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningAdjust the pitch (of pianos) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Catalanafinar
English > temper: 9 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"she tempered her criticism"
Synonymsseason, mollify, moderate
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishatemperar, castigar, corregir, moderar, temperar, templar
Catalanassuaujar, moderar, temperar
English > temper: 9 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningrestrain.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymchasten
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishatemperar, castigar, corregir, moderar, temperar
Catalanmoderar, temperar
Nounstempera disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger / anger
tempera sudden outburst of anger / anger

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