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temper
American English: /ˈtɛmpər/
British English: /ˈtɛmpə/

Translation of temper in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (no plural) (mood)
    (temperament, disposition)
    to be in a good/bad temper
    estar de buen/mal humor or genio
    to be in a filthy o foul temper to have an even temper
    tener muy buen carácter or genio
    to have a quick temper
    tener el genio vivo or pronto
    ser una polvorilla [colloquial]
    to have a vicious o terrible temper
    tener muy mal carácter or genio
    you'll have to learn to watch o control your temper
    vas a tener que aprender a controlar tu mal genio
    my temper got the better of me
    perdí los estribos
    temper, temper!
    ¡qué geniecito! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Gabe stalked over to the weapons rack and pulled down two wooden staves, in a bad temper because his preferred sword hadn't been chosen.
    • Her temper was sweet and calm, much like a sheep's, until she had a blade in her hand, and then she was as quick and merciless as a she-wolf.
    • His temper had not calmed from his earlier encounter with the Johnson twins.
    Example sentences
    • He tends to karate kick the office partition when he's in a temper.
    • Molly stamps her foot in a temper.
    • I have a tendency toward being a bit of a nag to Chris, and I guess I put him in a temper.
    1.2 countable or uncountable (rage) See examples: to be in a temper
    estar furioso or hecho una furia
    estar con el genio atravesado [colloquial]
    to fly into a temper
    ponerse furioso or como una fiera
    montar en cólera [formal]
    a fit of temper
    un ataque de furia
    1.3 countable or uncountable (composure) See examples: to lose one's temper to keep one's temper
    no perder la calma or los estribos
    tempers frayed as the meeting wore on
    los ánimos se fueron caldeando a medida que la reunión se prolongaba
  • 2 uncountable (of metal)
    Example sentences
    • In this connection it is well known that molybdenum additions to Ni-Cr steels can eliminate temper embrittlement.
    • The resistance to atmospheric corrosion is improved and copper steels can be temper hardened.
    • Alloys in the T4 temper are susceptible to room-temperature aging.

transitive verb

  • 1 (moderate)
    (criticism)
    (enjoyment)
    the long wait had not tempered their enthusiasm
    la larga espera no había disminuido su entusiasmo
    Example sentences
    • The heat is tempered by sea breezes on the coast.
    • The island's climate is semi-tropical; yearlong rainfall keeps it green; heat and humidity are tempered by soft breezes.
    • Always remember, however, that sea breezes will temper the heat and might cool things considerably.
  • 2 (in metalwork)
    Example sentences
    • Nearly always forged and tempered, stainless steel blades hold an edge well.
    • Quenched and tempered structural steels are primarily available in the form of plate or bar products.
    • Within a couple of years he found himself running a part-time business making custom knives in the purest form - from steel he forged and tempered himself.

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