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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He is so careless and good-tempered that anything pleases him for the moment.

    The Inglises Margaret Murray Robertson
  • She knew also that she could not trust herself to be pleasant and good-tempered.

    The Third Miss Symons Flora Macdonald Mayor
  • Yet my general appearance looked so happy, healthy, and good-tempered that I felt wholly pleased with myself.

    Childhood Leo Tolstoy
  • The brass teakettle looked to be good-tempered but unreliable.

  • good-tempered Tim, the waggoner, who loved his horses, had his grudge against Alick in the matter of corn.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
  • Jeannette is beautiful and accomplished, sensible and good-tempered.

  • He was a most amiable and good-tempered man; too fond, perhaps, of the society of persons of rank for a true philosopher.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • She was good-tempered and kind to all about her, but not as sensible and discreet as she should have been.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
  • Jane Mullins lost her look of care, and became cheerful and fat and good-tempered once more.

    A Plucky Girl L. T. Meade
  • He was a good-tempered, sensible boy, and a pleasant guest in any household.

    The Good Ship Rover Robina F. Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for good-tempered


of a kindly and generous disposition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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