[ ee-vuhn-tem-perd ]
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  1. not easily ruffled, annoyed, or disturbed; calm.

Origin of even-tempered

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby even-tempered

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How to use even-tempered in a sentence

  • Usually he was so even-tempered, so indifferent to everything belonging to the exterior world.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • He was not a tender man, and yet he prided himself on being a very calm and even-tempered man.

  • Stoneman dismissed the even-tempered member of the 346 bar, and wired Lynch to return immediately to Piedmont.

    The Clansman | Thomas Dixon
  • E was the most even-tempered man I ever knew: he was always cross.

    Quips and Quiddities | William Davenport Adams

British Dictionary definitions for even-tempered


  1. not easily angered or excited; calm

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