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temper

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of temper

  1. 1 a special quality or impression associated with something <there's a temper of tranquillity about the retreat that visitors find very inviting> Synonyms air, ambience (or ambiance), aroma, atmosphere, climate, flavor, halo, karma, mood, nimbus, note, odor, patina, smell, aura, vibration(s)Related Words aureole (or aureola), mystique, romance; genius loci; feel, feeling, sensation, sense, spirit; attribute, character, characteristic, image, mark, notion, peculiarity, picture, property, trait; color, illusion, overtone, semblance, suggestion, tone

  2. 2 a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion <was in quite a bad temper after spilling his juice all over his new shirt> Synonyms cheer, feather, humor, mode, spirit, moodRelated Words angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion; expression, tone, vein; character, disposition, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, mood, temperament; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  3. 3 one's characteristic attitude or mood <she has an even temper and a calm manner that sets everyone all at ease> Synonyms grain, nature, disposition, temperamentRelated Words cheer, frame, habit, humor, inclination, mode, spirit; angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment, spirit; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, opinion, persuasion, view; expression, tone, vein; character, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, setup; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity




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