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[goo d-tem-perd] /ˈgʊdˈtɛm pərd/
good-natured; amiable.
Origin of good-tempered
First recorded in 1760-70
Related forms
good-temperedly, adverb
good-temperedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for good-tempered
Historical Examples
  • And he, who was usually so good-tempered and gentle, was convulsed with grief and anger.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • He was a very rich man, and was considered by the neighbours to be good-tempered.

    The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood
  • Would n't it be hard for a good-tempered, easy-going fellow?

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. Charles James Lever
  • But I always say, it is so easy for people of small means to be good-tempered.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • Pacific Knowles and good-tempered Davis had come to blows over it.

  • And the boy was charmed to find that any one who was good-tempered could have relations with letters.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald
  • You remember how gay and light-hearted and good-tempered he always was.

  • The tone in which Roger Barnes spoke was good-tempered, but quite perfunctory.

    Marriage la mode Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • In private life he was just as cheery, amusing, and good-tempered as on board ship.

  • She was as good-tempered as ever; not in the least flustered or put out.

British Dictionary definitions for good-tempered


of a kindly and generous disposition
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