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tempernoun

uk   /ˈtem.pər/  us   /ˈtem.pɚ/
B2 [C often singular] the tendency to become angry very quickly: She has a real temper. He's got a really bad temper.
lose your temper
B2 to suddenly become angry: The children behaved so badly that I lost my temper.
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.
be in a bad, foul, etc. temper
to be feeling angry: I'd stay away from her if I were you - she's in a foul temper.
[S or U] formal or literary mood or emotional state: He appears to be a man of calm and even temper.

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temperverb [T]

uk   /ˈtem.pər/  us   /ˈtem.pɚ/
(Definition of temper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tempernoun [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.

temperverb [T]

 us   /ˈtem·pər/
  • temper verb [T] (LESSEN)

to lessen the force or effect of something: Perhaps you should temper your language.
(Definition of temper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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