Textual thesaurus for "temper"

(noun) surliness, snappishness, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness

a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

his temper was well known to all his employees

(noun) toughness

the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

(noun) irritation, pique

a sudden outburst of anger

his temper sparked like damp firewood

(noun) humor, humour, mood

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

(verb) chasten, moderate


(verb) season, mollify

make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate

she tempered her criticism

(verb) harden

harden by reheating and cooling in oil

temper steel

(verb) normalize, anneal

bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

temper glass