[ sweet-tem-perd ]
/ ˈswitˈtɛm pərd /


having a gentle and equable disposition; pleasant.


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Origin of sweet-tempered

First recorded in 1625–35

OTHER WORDS FROM sweet-tempered

sweet-tem·pered·ness, noun
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