pique, temper, irritation(noun)
a sudden outburst of anger
"his temper sparked like damp firewood"
discomfort, temper, annoying, toughness, botheration, surliness, biliousness, innervation, mood, provocation, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, excitation, soreness, irritation, irritability, humour, aggravation, snappishness, vexation, annoyance
temper, mood, humor, humour(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"
liquid body substance, temper, modality, sense of humour, climate, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mode, mood, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, wittiness, body fluid, irritation, sense of humor, wit, humour, bodily fluid, snappishness, toughness, witticism
temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness(noun)
a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
"his temper was well known to all his employees"
temper, crossness, petulance, toughness, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mood, excitability, fussiness, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, irritation, humour, choler, snappishness, fretfulness
the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
ruggedness, huskiness, irritability, surliness, biliousness, mood, stamina, peevishness, pique, humor, pettishness, staying power, temper, irritation, humour, formidability, snappishness, toughness
anneal, temper, normalize(verb)
bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
harden by reheating and cooling in oil
adjust the pitch (of pianos)
temper, season, mollify(verb)
make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
"she tempered her criticism"
chasten, moderate, temper(verb)
lead, temper, mince, hold in, tame, anneal, control, objurgate, moderate, hold, castigate, correct, curb, harden, soften, tone down, mollify, chastise, check, chasten, normalize, chair, season, subdue, contain
temper(verb)To mix clay, plaster or mortar with water to obtain the proper consistency
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion,"
ShakespeareHamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.
anger, animosity, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, resentment, vexation, wrath
Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
degree of hardness
Translations for temper
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- humor, trempCatalan, Valencian
- sind, temperament, gemyt, naturDanish
- Laune, mäßigen, Temperament, Anlassen, Gereiztheit, AusheizenGerman
- templar, temperamento, templeSpanish
- luonteenlaatu, mielenlaatu, lämpökäsitellä, päästäminen, hillitä, tuuli, lieventää, päästää, mieliala, luonne, mielentilaFinnish
- recuit, caractère, recuire, état d'esprit, tempérament, humeurFrench
- gemoed, karakter, matigen, uithardenDutch
- reveni, fire, temperament, regula, dispoziție, caracter, căli, revenire, tempera, amesteca, modera, stareRomanian
- хара́ктер, темпера́мент, закаля́ть, закали́ть, умеря́ть, уме́рить, настрое́ние, настро́й, нравRussian
- ћуд, prekalitiSerbo-Croatian
- dämpa, härda, mildraSwedish
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