Definition of 'temper'
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He is not the only one suffering a dose of bad temper. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are too many elements in the system that will temper that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Investors may have to temper their enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In his equally lengthy reply, you can feel the owner straining to keep his temper. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some rarely lose their temper but when they do, the red mist descends and anything can happen. The Sun (2017)I dare not press him, as he has a bad temper. The Sun (2016)Step three is to learn some basic techniques to control your temper. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My husband loses his temper easily at the smallest thing. The Sun (2014)Where crowds come and depart freely and in good temper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Judges should have a wide discretion to temper justice with mercy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Drivers are more likely to lose their temper in the heat of their cars. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Criticism must be tempered by the extreme conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Suggest he talks it over with a responsible family friend who could help to keep tempers calm. The Sun (2007)The party mood will inevitably be tempered by the lingering uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Why join in unnecessary bad temper and fuss? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Our enthusiasm was tempered by the agony and ecstasy of the bus journeys. A Channel of Peace (1993)When did you last lose your temper? The Sun (2009)The early ambitions of youthful enthusiasm soon become tempered with realism. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)You need practical tactics to handle your feelings when tempers rise. The Sun (2015)But her frustration is tempered with hope. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Both sets of players then pushed and shoved each other before tempers calmed down. The Sun (2011)It has taken him a long time to learn to control his temper completely. The Sun (2016)He always loses his temper easily and ends up in fights when he plays football. The Sun (2015)Any importation of heat or temper would have spoilt the cool pleasure we took in the friendship. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And also learn to keep his temper. The Sun (2015)His famously touchy temper will also be a target for opposition players. The Sun (2014)There are no negative reviews in either collection, and few that temper praise with criticism. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)His comment to examining boards was often'to temper justice with mercy '. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many suggest a trial separation to allow tempers to cool, emotions to change, and clearer heads to prevail. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'temper'
British English: temper /ˈtɛmpə/ NOUN
If you say that someone has a temper, you mean that they become angry very easily.
I hope he can control his temper.
- American English: temper
- Arabic: مِزَاج
- Brazilian Portuguese: temperamento
- Chinese: 脾气
- Croatian: ćud
- Czech: prudká povaha
- Danish: temperament
- Dutch: temperament
- European Spanish: humor genio
- Finnish: kiukku
- French: caractère
- German: Wut
- Greek: ιδιοσυγκρασία
- Italian: temperamento
- Japanese: かんしゃく
- Korean: 화
- Norwegian: temperament
- Polish: usposobienie
- European Portuguese: temperamento
- Romanian: acces de mânie
- Russian: нрав
- Spanish: humor
- Swedish: humör
- Thai: อารมณ์โกรธ
- Turkish: öfke patlaması
- Ukrainian: характер
- Vietnamese: cơn giận
Definition of temper from the Collins English Dictionary
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