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noun [C/U]  us   /ˈtem·pər/

temper noun [C/U] (STATE)

the state of your mind or feelings: [C] John has a bad temper. Temper is also strong emotion, esp. anger: [U] a fit of temper [C] You need to learn to control your temper. A temper tantrum is a sudden show of great anger.


verb [T]  us   /ˈtem·pər/

temper verb [T] (LESSEN)

to lessen the force or effect of something: Perhaps you should temper your language.
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