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[ee-vuh n-tem-perd] /ˈi vənˈtɛm pərd/
not easily ruffled, annoyed, or disturbed; calm.
Origin of even-tempered
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Heneage, as a rule, was one of the most deliberate and even-tempered of men.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She was sensible, even-tempered, affectionate, and conscientious.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • Why are you so bitter and so—so unlike your even-tempered self?

    The Plum Tree David Graham Phillips
  • Dick, the least sullen and most even-tempered of men, was for once at war with himself.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • She was even-tempered and calm and quite as cheerful as of old.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • But on that afternoon Miss Dunstable seemed to be as happy and even-tempered as ever.

    Framley Parsonage

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for even-tempered


not easily angered or excited; calm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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