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temper Idioms & Phrases


bad temper

  • noun a persisting angry mood
    bad temper.
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bad-tempered

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.
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even-tempered

  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; even-tempered; placid.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays
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good temper

  • noun a cheerful and agreeable mood
    good humour; good humor; amiability.
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good-tempered

  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; even-tempered; placid.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays
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Good`-tem"pered adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a good temper; not easily vexed. See Good-natured.
Webster 1913

hot-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
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Ill temper

  • noun a persisting angry mood
    bad temper.
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  • anger; moroseness; crossness.
Webster 1913

ill-tempered

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy; fussy.
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Ill`-tem"pered adjective
Definitions
  1. Of bad temper; morose; crabbed; sour; peevish; fretful; quarrelsome.
  2. Unhealthy; ill-conditioned. Obs.
    So ill-tempered I am grown, that I am afraid I shall catch cold, while all the world is afraid to melt away. Pepys.
Webster 1913

lose one's temper

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic
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Out of temper

  • not in good temper; irritated; angry.
Webster 1913

quick temper

  • noun a feeling of resentful anger
    irascibility; quick temper; spleen.
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quick-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
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short temper

  • noun a feeling of resentful anger
    irascibility; quick temper; spleen.
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short-tempered

  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; choleric; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander
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Temper screw

  • in deep well boring, an adjusting screw connecting the working beam with the rope carrying the tools, for lowering the tools as the drilling progresses.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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