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Synonyms of temper

Noun


1. pique, temper, irritation, annoyance, chafe, vexation

usage: a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

2. temper, mood, humor, humour, feeling

usage: 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"

3. temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, ill nature

usage: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"

4. temper, toughness, elasticity, snap

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

Verb


1. anneal, temper, normalize, harden, indurate

usage: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"

2. temper, harden, modify

usage: harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"

3. temper, adjust, set, correct

usage: adjust the pitch (of pianos)

4. temper, season, mollify, weaken

usage: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"

5. chasten, moderate, temper, change, alter, modify

usage: restrain

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