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temper

noun     /ˈtem.pər/ US  /-pɚ/
B2 [C often singular] the tendency to become angry very quickly : She has a real temper. He's got a really bad temper.Becoming angry and expressing anger lose your temper B2 to suddenly become angry : The children behaved so badly that I lost my temper.Becoming angry and expressing anger keep your temper C2 to succeed in staying calm and not becoming angry : I found it hard to keep my temper with so many things going wrong .Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions be in a bad, foul, etc. temper to be feeling angry : I'd avoid her if I were you - she's in a foul temper.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered [S or U] formal or literary mood or emotional state : He appears to be a man of calm and even temper.Moods
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