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temper

[ tem-per ]
/ ˈtɛm pər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to be or become tempered.

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Origin of temper

before 1000; (v.) Middle English tempren,Old English temprian<Latin temperāre to divide or proportion duly, temper; (noun) Middle English: proportion, derivative of the v.

synonym study for temper

1. See disposition. 10. See modify.

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British Dictionary definitions for temper

temper
/ (ˈtɛmpə) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of temper

temperable, adjectivetemperability, nountemperer, noun

Word Origin for temper

Old English temprian to mingle, (influenced by Old French temprer), from Latin temperāre to mix, probably from tempus time
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Medical definitions for temper

temper
[ tĕmpər ]

n.

A state of mind or emotions; mood.
A tendency to become easily angry or irritable.
An outburst of rage.
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Idioms and Phrases with temper

temper

see hold one's temper; lose one's temper.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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