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Synonyms for temper
ˈtɛm pərtem·per

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. temperverb

    To mix clay, plaster or mortar with water to obtain the proper consistency

    drop forge

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. temper

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    anger, animosity, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, vexation, wrath

    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tempernoun

    temperament, disposition, constitution, frame, mood, spirit, irritability, heat, humor, passion

  2. temperverb

    modify, accommodate, qualify, soften, assuage, soothe, adapt, restrain

Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 4 votes

  1. pique, temper, irritationnoun

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

    discomfort, annoying, toughness, botheration, surliness, biliousness, innervation, mood, provocation, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, excitation, soreness, irritation, irritability, humour, aggravation, snappishness, vexation, annoyance

  2. temper, mood, humor, humournoun

    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"

    liquid body substance, modality, sense of humour, climate, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mode, mood, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, wittiness, body fluid, irritation, sense of humor, wit, humour, bodily fluid, snappishness, toughness, witticism

  3. temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surlinessnoun

    a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

    "his temper was well known to all his employees"

    crossness, petulance, toughness, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mood, excitability, fussiness, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, irritation, humour, choler, snappishness, fretfulness

  4. temper, toughnessverb

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

    ruggedness, huskiness, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mood, stamina, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, staying power, irritation, humour, formidability, snappishness, toughness

  5. anneal, temper, normalizeverb

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

    "temper glass"

    season, chasten, anneal, normalize, moderate, renormalise, harden, renormalize, normalise, mollify

  6. temper, hardenverb

    harden by reheating and cooling in oil

    "temper steel"

    season, chasten, anneal, mollify, moderate, indurate, harden, inure, normalize

  7. temperverb

    adjust the pitch (of pianos)

    chasten, harden, normalize, season, mollify, anneal, moderate

  8. temper, season, mollifyverb

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

    "she tempered her criticism"

    conciliate, gentle, chasten, flavour, placate, moderate, gruntle, flavor, mollify, harden, appease, pacify, assuage, lenify, normalize, anneal, season

  9. chasten, moderate, temperverb


    lead, mince, hold in, tame, anneal, control, objurgate, moderate, hold, castigate, correct, curb, harden, soften, tone down, mollify, chastise, check, chasten, normalize, chair, season, subdue, contain

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. temperverb

    modify, qualify, mix in due proportion

  2. temperverb

    soften, mollify, assuage, soothe, calm, moderate, restrain, pacify, attemper

  3. temperverb

    adapt, fit, suit, adjust, accommodate

  4. temperverb

    bring to the right degree of hardness (as iron, by sudden cooling)

  5. temperverb


  6. tempernoun

    due mixture, just combination

  7. tempernoun

    constitution, temperament, nature, organization

  8. tempernoun

    disposition, humor, frame, mood, grain

  9. tempernoun

    calmness, moderation, equanimity, composure

  10. tempernoun

    degree of hardness

  11. tempernoun

    [Colloquial.] anger, passion, irritation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tempernoun

    mood, disposition, humor, passion

  2. temperverb

    qualify, modify, moderate, appease, anneal

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  1. Nick Sargen:

    The market is no longer cheap, i'm not worried about a selloff of 20 percent, but I keep waiting for a clear signal that the economy is really accelerating. Until I get that, I have to temper my enthusiasm.

  2. Charles Dickens:

    Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

  4. David Hume:

    He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.

  5. Charles Dickens:

    Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

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  • مزاجArabic
  • humor, trempCatalan, Valencian
  • gemyt, sind, natur, temperamentDanish
  • mäßigen, Ausheizen, Laune, Anlassen, Gereiztheit, TemperamentGerman
  • temperamento, temple, templarSpanish
  • خویPersian
  • hillitä, tuuli, päästää, luonne, päästäminen, lieventää, lämpökäsitellä, mielentila, mielenlaatu, mieliala, luonteenlaatuFinnish
  • tempérament, humeur, état d'esprit, recuire, caractère, recuitFrench
  • מֶזֶגHebrew
  • uitharden, karakter, gemoed, matigenDutch
  • usposobieniePolish
  • revenire, modera, fire, temperament, amesteca, regula, tempera, dispoziție, reveni, caracter, stare, căliRomanian
  • умеря́ть, нрав, настро́й, настрое́ние, уме́рить, закали́ть, закаля́ть, темпера́мент, хара́ктерRussian
  • prekaliti, ћудSerbo-Croatian
  • mildra, härda, dämpaSwedish
  • inhliziyoZulu

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