"tempers" in the noun sense
1. pique, temper, irritation
a sudden outburst of anger
"his temper sparked like damp firewood"
2. temper, mood, humor, humour
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
a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger
"his temper was well known to all his employees"
4. temper, toughness
the elasticity and hardness of a metal object its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
"tempers" in the verb sense
1. anneal, temper, normalize
bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
2. temper, harden
harden by reheating and cooling in oil
adjust the pitch (of pianos)
4. temper, season, mollify, moderate
make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
"she tempered her criticism"
5. chasten, temper
change by restraining or moderating
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