Meaning of temper

Definition of temper

(noun) a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
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"
a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
(verb) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
adjust the pitch (of pianos)
make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; "she tempered her criticism"
change by restraining or moderating

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