Nouns (16)

surliness, snappishness, peevishness, irritability, biliousness, temper, pettishness
n. a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
toughness, temper
n. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
irritation, temper, pique
n. a sudden outburst of anger; "his temper sparked like damp firewood"
humour, humor, mood, temper
n. 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"

Verbs (8)

temper, moderate, chasten
v. restrain
v. adjust the pitch (of pianos)
harden, temper
v. harden by reheating and cooling in oil; "temper steel"
anneal, temper
v. toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"

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Fuzzynyms (106)

n. (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
n. the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
n. the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
temperament, disposition
n. your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
temperament, disposition
n. your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
morale, team spirit, esprit de corps
n. the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
acrimony, thorniness, tartness, jaundice, acerbity, bitterness
n. a rough and bitter manner
humour, humor
n. the quality of being funny; "I fail to see the humor in it"
equanimity, calmness, calm, composure
n. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
shortness, gruffness, curtness, brusqueness, abruptness
n. an abrupt discourteous manner
attitude, posture, position
n. the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
tendency, disposition, inclination
n. an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
sarcasm, caustic remark, satire, irony
n. witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
passionateness, passion
n. a strong feeling or emotion
quietude, quietness, tranquility, tranquillity
n. a state of peace and quiet
madness, rage, fury
n. a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
outrage, indignation
n. a feeling of righteous anger
rancour, rancor, gall, bitterness, resentment
n. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
quick temper, short temper, spleen, irascibility
n. a feeling of resentful anger
natural state, state of nature, wild
n. a wild primitive state untouched by civilization; "he lived in the wild"; "they collected mushrooms in the wild"
conniption, scene, tantrum, fit
n. a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
v. cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
subdue, subordinate
v. make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
v. gain strength; "His body strengthened"
turn down
v. take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
indurate, harden, inure
v. cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
v. change the color or tone of; "tone a negative"
mollify, season, temper
v. make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate; "she tempered her criticism"
v. make tough or tougher; "This experience will toughen her"
acclimatise, acclimate, acclimatize
v. get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
get accustomed, adapt, adjust
v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
lour, lower
v. set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
v. make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
tone down, tame, moderate
v. make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
v. squeeze together
v. fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location); "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
abase, humble, chagrin, mortify, humiliate
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
hold in, contain, restrain, moderate, curb, control
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

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Antonyms (3)

ire, choler, anger
n. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance


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