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Definitions of temper:
  • noun:   a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    Example: "His temper was well known to all his employees"
  • noun:   the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
  • noun:   a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    Example: "Whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"
  • noun:   a sudden outburst of anger
    Example: "His temper sparked like damp firewood"
  • verb:   make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
    Example: "She tempered her criticism"
  • verb:   adjust the pitch (of pianos)
  • verb:   harden by reheating and cooling in oil
    Example: "Temper steel"
  • verb:   toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    Example: "Temper glass"
  • verb:   restrain or temper

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