[ US /ˈtɛmpɝ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɛmpɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
    his temper was well known to all his employees
  2. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
  3. 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
  4. a sudden outburst of anger
    his temper sparked like damp firewood
VERB
  1. harden by reheating and cooling in oil
    temper steel
  2. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
    she tempered her criticism
  3. bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    temper glass
  4. adjust the pitch (of pianos)
  5. change by restraining or moderating
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How To Use temper In A Sentence

  • Ask for an aged standing rib roast from the forequarter, trimmed and chined; bring to room temperature before roasting.
  • It also seems to carry the well-tempered glow of late Woody Allen with a well-satisfied view of late life and with few illusions. The Unshine Boys
  • Yet, there are times when I wonder if my love is misplaced, if I should temper my affection.
  • Although these vegetables adapt well to our temperate climate, they tend to crop poorly.
  • Twenty microliters of each antibody was added to 100 L of blood, and the mixture was incubated at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Acrylamide is produced during cooking, particularly high-temperature processes such as frying and roasting. Times, Sunday Times
  • All of the simulations were performed at room temperature.
  • Heat will only leave the container by radiation, convection and conduction if the temperature of the container is higher than the surroundings.
  • The main component of the Earth's field – which defines the magnetic poles – is a dipole generated by the convection of molten nickel-iron in the outer core the inner core is solid, so its role is secondary; remember that the Earth's core is well above the Curie temperature, so the iron is not ferromagnetic. Does Zonal Swishing Play a Part in Earth's Magnetic Field Reversals? | Universe Today
  • The temperature is not expected to reach the 20 degree mark in the next few days.
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