Meaning of “even-tempered” in the English Dictionary


"even-tempered" in English

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uk /ˌiː.vənˈtem.pəd/ us /ˌiː.vənˈtem.pɚd/ approving

Examples from literature

  • But he was an even-tempered, good-humoured man. 
  • But of late Barbara had not been nearly so even-tempered as formerly. 
  • He is even-tempered, easy-going and, if truth must be told, somewhat lazy. 
  • In disposition Dr. Wallace was cheerful, and very optimistic, and remarkably even-tempered. 
  • On the whole I think I am reasonably even-tempered and of higher than average amiability. 

(Definition of “even-tempered” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)