temper

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1 temper /ˈtɛmpɚ/ noun
plural tempers
1 temper
/ˈtɛmpɚ/
noun
plural tempers
Learner's definition of TEMPER
[count] : the tendency of someone to become angry
see also short temper
: a state of being angry
[noncount]
[singular]
[count] : calmness of mind : composure
[singular]
: the way that a person is feeling at a particular time : mood
: the usual attitude, mood, or behavior of a person or animal
see also tempered
[noncount] formal : the ideas, attitudes, etc., that a group of people have especially during a particular period of time
2 temper /ˈtɛmpɚ/ verb
tempers; tempered; tempering
2 temper
/ˈtɛmpɚ/
verb
tempers; tempered; tempering
Learner's definition of TEMPER
[+ object]
formal : to make (something) less severe or extreme
often + with or by
often used as (be) tempered
technical : to cause (something, such as steel or glass) to become hard or strong by heating it and cooling it see also tempered
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