Definition of good-tempered in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͝od ˈˌtempərd/


Not easily irritated or made angry.
Example sentences
  • Known as ‘Soldier’ or ‘Titus’, the cheerful Oates was a quiet, good-tempered individual noted for his laconic wit.
  • Three months after the death, the family are still struggling to accept that the man they knew as quiet, hard-working and good-tempered had been killed so brutally.
  • Parker's big-bellied appearance and his good-tempered and kind-hearted manner make him seem better suited to the role of English landlord than highly successful producer.
equable, even-tempered, imperturbable;
unruffled, unflustered, untroubled, well balanced;
easygoing, mellow, mild, calm, relaxed, cool, at ease;
placid, stable, levelheaded;
cheerful, upbeat
informal unflappable, laid-back



Example sentences
  • From their earliest days they were exposed to a world of ideas and discussion, of conflicting views rationally and good-temperedly examined, and they developed a respect for all who seek deeper knowledge and understanding.
  • In the midst of it all you must take your stand, good-temperedly and without disdain.
  • You'll good-temperedly hand over your bag to be stowed in the hold.
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