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Anger vs. Temper

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  • Anger (noun)

    A strong feeling of displeasure, hostility or antagonism towards someone or something, usually combined with an urge to harm.

    "You need to control your anger."

  • Anger (noun)

    Pain or stinging.

  • Anger (verb)

    To cause such a feeling of antagonism in.

    "He who angers you conquers you."

  • Anger (verb)

    To become angry.

    "You anger too easily."

  • Temper (noun)

    A tendency to be in a certain type of mood; a habitual way of thinking, behaving or reacting.

    "to have a good, bad, or calm temper"

  • Temper (noun)

    State of mind; mood.

  • Temper (noun)

    A tendency to become angry.

    "to have a hasty temper"

    "He has quite a temper when dealing with salespeople."

  • Temper (noun)

    Anger; a fit of anger.

    "an outburst of temper"

  • Temper (noun)

    Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure.

    "to keep one's temper; to lose one's temper; to recover one's temper"

  • Temper (noun)

    Constitution of body; the mixture or relative proportion of the four humours: blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.

  • Temper (noun)

    Middle state or course; mean; medium.

  • Temper (noun)

    The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities.

    "the temper of mortar"

  • Temper (noun)

    The heat treatment to which a metal or other material has been subjected; a material that has undergone a particular heat treatment.

  • Temper (noun)

    The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling.

    "the temper of iron or steel"

  • Temper (noun)

    Milk of lime, or other substance, employed in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.

  • Temper (verb)

    To moderate or control.

    "Temper your language around children."

  • Temper (verb)

    To strengthen or toughen a material, especially metal, by heat treatment; anneal.

    "Tempering is a heat treatment technique applied to metals, alloys, and glass to achieve greater toughness by increasing the strength of materials and/or ductility. Tempering is performed by a controlled reheating of the work piece to a temperature below its lower eutectic critical temperature."

  • Temper (verb)

    To sauté spices in ghee or oil to release essential oils for flavouring a dish in South Asian cuisine.

  • Temper (verb)

    To mix clay, plaster or mortar with water to obtain the proper consistency.

  • Temper (verb)

    To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.

  • Temper (verb)

    To govern; to manage.

  • Temper (verb)

    To combine in due proportions; to constitute; to compose.

  • Temper (verb)

    To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage.

  • Temper (verb)

    To fit together; to adjust; to accommodate.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Anger (noun)

    Trouble; vexation; also, physical pain or smart of a sore, etc.

  • Anger (noun)

    A strong passion or emotion of displeasure or antagonism, excited by a real or supposed injury or insult to one's self or others, or by the intent to do such injury.

  • Anger

    To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame.

  • Anger

    To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.

  • Temper

    To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.

  • Temper

    To fit together; to adjust; to accomodate.

  • Temper

    To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.

  • Temper

    To govern; to manage.

  • Temper

    To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.

  • Temper

    To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.

  • Temper (noun)

    The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.

  • Temper (noun)

    Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.

  • Temper (noun)

    Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind, particularly with regard to the passions and affections; as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.

  • Temper (noun)

    Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as, to keep one's temper.

  • Temper (noun)

    Heat of mind or passion; irritation; proneness to anger; - in a reproachful sense.

  • Temper (noun)

    The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.

  • Temper (noun)

    Middle state or course; mean; medium.

  • Temper (noun)

    Milk of lime, or other substance, employed in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.

  • Temper (verb)

    To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.

  • Temper (verb)

    To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.

Webster Dictionary
  • Anger (noun)

    a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

  • Anger (noun)

    the state of being angry

  • Anger (noun)

    belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  • Anger (verb)

    make angry;

    "The news angered him"

  • Anger (verb)

    become angry;

    "He angers easily"

  • Temper (noun)

    a sudden outburst of anger;

    "his temper sparked like damp firewood"

  • Temper (noun)

    a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling;

    "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"

    "he was in a bad humor"

  • Temper (noun)

    a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger;

    "his temper was well known to all his employees"

  • Temper (noun)

    the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking

  • Temper (verb)

    toughen (steel or glass) by a process of gradually heating and cooling;

    "temper glass"

  • Temper (verb)

    harden by reheating and cooling in oil;

    "temper steel"

  • Temper (verb)

    adjust the pitch (of pianos)

  • Temper (verb)

    make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate;

    "she tempered her criticism"

  • Temper (verb)

    restrain or temper

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