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[sweet-tem-perd] /ˈswitˈtɛm pərd/
having a gentle and equable disposition; pleasant.
Origin of sweet-tempered
First recorded in 1625-35
Related forms
sweet-temperedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Well would it be if all the clergy were as sweet-tempered as that Bishop of Helstonleigh!

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "He sure is one sweet-tempered fellow," was Spouter's comment.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • She looked mild and Madonna-like and was known to be sweet-tempered.

  • She was pretty and sweet-tempered, but timid and without energy of character.

  • She was very good and sweet-tempered, and everybody loved her.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
  • Could anything surpass his sweet-tempered affection for his parents?

    Stradella F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • She was plain, decidedly, but sweet-tempered in the extreme.

    Freaks on the Fells R.M. Ballantyne
  • She was also full of spirit, while she was right-minded and sweet-tempered.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston

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