- 1. pique, temper, irritation, annoyance, chafe, vexation
- usage: a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
- 2. temper, mood, humor, humour, feeling
- usage: 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"
- 3. temper, biliousness, irritability, peevishness, pettishness, snappishness, surliness, ill nature
- usage: a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
- 4. temper, toughness, elasticity, snap
- usage: the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
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- 1. anneal, temper, normalize, harden, indurate
- usage: bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"
- 2. temper, harden, modify
- usage: harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
- 3. temper, adjust, set, correct
- usage: adjust the pitch (of pianos)
- 4. temper, season, mollify, weaken
- usage: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
- 5. chasten, moderate, temper, change, alter, modify
- usage: restrain
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