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temperament

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈtempərəmənt/
the part of your character that affects your moods and the way you behave: I don't think he's got the right temperament to be a teacher.MoodsMind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysis
Translations of “temperament”
in Korean 신경질적인…
in Arabic مِزاج…
in French tempérament…
in Turkish huy, yaradılış, tabiat…
in Italian temperamento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣質, 性情, 性格…
in Russian темперамент, нрав…
in Polish temperament…
in Spanish temperamento…
in Portuguese temperamento…
in German das Temperament…
in Catalan temperament…
in Japanese 気性, 性分…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气质, 性情, 性格…
(Definition of temperament from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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