- [noun] a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
Synonyms: pique, irritation
- [noun] 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"
Synonyms: mood, humor, humour
- [noun] a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
Synonyms: biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness
- [noun] the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
- [verb] toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
Synonyms: anneal, normalize
- [verb] harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
- [verb] adjust the pitch (of pianos)
- [verb] make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
Synonyms: season, mollify
- [verb] restrain or temper
Synonyms: chasten, moderate