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temper

 
Noun temper has 4 senses
  1. pique, temper, irritation - a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
    --1 is a kind of annoyance, chafe, vexation
    Derived form: verb temper5
  2. temper, mood, humor, humour - 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"
    --2 is a kind of feeling
    --2 has particulars:
     sulk, sulkiness; good humor, good humour, good temper, amiability; ill humor, ill humour, distemper
  3. temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
    --3 is a kind of ill nature
    --3 has particulars: querulousness
    Derived form: verb temper5
  4. temper, toughness - the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
    --4 is a kind of elasticity, snap
    Derived forms: verb temper2, verb temper1
Verb temper has 5 senses
  1. anneal, temper, normalize - toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
    --1 is one way to toughen
    Derived forms: noun temper4, noun tempering1, noun temperance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. temper, harden - harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
    --2 is one way to modify
    Derived forms: noun temper4, noun tempering1, noun temperance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. temper - adjust the pitch (of pianos)
    --3 is one way to
    adjust, set, correct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. temper, season, mollify - make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
    --4 is one way to weaken
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. chasten, moderate, temper - restrain or temper
    --5 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun temper1, noun temper3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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