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Temper

Definition of temper:

part of speech: verb

To mix in due proportion: to modify by mixture: to moderate: to soften: to bring to a proper degree of hardness, as a metal.

part of speech: verb

To mix in due proportion; modify; moderate; bring to a proper degree of hardness.

part of speech: noun

Due mixture or balance of different or contrary qualities: state of a metal as to hardness, etc.: constitution of the body: state of mind, esp. with regard to feelings: passion: calmness or moderation.

part of speech: noun

State of a metal as to its hardness or toughness; the degree of firmness or softness in a properly proportioned mixture, as of clay or mortar; mental disposition; as, a mild temper; mood; readiness to anger; self- control.

part of speech: verb

To change or regulate; to soften; as, to temper a rebuke with a smile; make gentle; to mix to the proper degree of firmness or softness, as clay; bring to a proper degree of toughness or hardness; as, to temper steel.

part of speech: noun

Due mixture; state of a metal as to hardness; constitution of the mind with respect to passion; anger.

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