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Synonyms for temper
ˈtɛm pərtem·per

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Wiktionary

  1. temperverb

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

    Synonyms:
    drop forge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tempernoun

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

  2. temperverb

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pique, temper, irritationnoun

    a sudden outburst of anger

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  6. temper, hardenverb

    harden by reheating and cooling in oil

    "temper steel"

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

  7. temperverb

    adjust the pitch (of pianos)

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  9. chasten, moderate, temperverb

    restrain

    Synonyms:
    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 Synonymes

  1. temperverb

    Synonyms:
    modify, qualify, mix in due proportion

  2. temperverb

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

  3. temperverb

    Synonyms:
    adapt, fit, suit, adjust, accommodate

  4. temperverb

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

  5. temperverb

    Synonyms:
    ANNEAL

  6. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    due mixture, just combination

  7. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    constitution, temperament, nature, organization

  8. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    disposition, humor, frame, mood, grain

  9. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    calmness, moderation, equanimity, composure

  10. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    degree of hardness

  11. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] anger, passion, irritation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tempernoun

    Synonyms:
    mood, disposition, humor, passion

  2. temperverb

    Synonyms:
    qualify, modify, moderate, appease, anneal

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How to use temper in a sentence?

  1. Ashima:

    Don't temper with a turbulent river, you may never be found to celebrate your victory!

  2. Orson Welles:

    Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

  3. R. W. Dale:

    We ask God to forgive us for our evil thoughts and evil temper, but rarely, if ever ask Him to forgive us for our sadness.

  4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

  5. Stefan Worrall:

    The yen volatility we've seen following Draghi's comments is going to temper any big-picture optimism that comes out of the ECB's moves.


Translations for temper

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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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