Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun temper

4 senses of temper

Sense 1
pique, temper, irritation -- (a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood")
       => annoyance, chafe, vexation -- (anger produced by some annoying irritation)

Sense 2
temper, mood, humor, humour -- (a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 3
temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness -- (a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees")
       => ill nature -- (a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition)

Sense 4
temper, toughness -- (the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking)
       => elasticity, snap -- (the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb temper

5 senses of temper

Sense 1
anneal, temper, normalize -- (bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass")
       => harden, indurate -- (make hard or harder; "The cold hardened the butter")

Sense 2
temper, harden -- (harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel")
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

Sense 3
temper -- (adjust the pitch (of pianos))
       => adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")

Sense 4
temper, season, mollify -- (make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism")
       => weaken -- (lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body")

Sense 5
chasten, moderate, temper -- (restrain)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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