Definition of temper :
1. Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as, to keep one's temper.
2. Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.
3. Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind, particularly with regard to the passions and affections; as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.
4. Heat of mind or passion; irritation; proneness to anger; - in a reproachful sense.
5. Middle state or course; mean; medium.
6. Milk of lime, or other substance, employed in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.
7. The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.
8. The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.
9. To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.
10. To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.
11. To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.
12. To fit together; to adjust; to accomodate.
13. To govern; to manage.
14. To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.
15. To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.
16. To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.
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hardness (part of speech: noun)
strengthen (part of speech: verb)
qualify (part of speech: verb)
- " Come, Harry, excuse my bad temper. - "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete", Charles James Lever (1806-1872).
- But Paul kept his temper. - "Paul Patoff", F. Marion Crawford.
- Being thus out of temper, I could do little at my office, but went home and eat a bit, and so to my lodging to bed. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.