- 1 1.1 (no plural/sin plural) (mood) humor (m); (temperament, disposition) carácter (m), genio (m) to be in a good/bad temper estar* de buen/mal humor or genio to be in a filthy o foul temper estar* de un humor de perros 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/familiar] 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/familiar]More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (rage) to be in a temper estar* furioso or hecho una furia, estar* con el genio atravesado [colloquial/familiar] to fly into a temper ponerse* furioso or como una fiera, montar en cólera [formal] a fit of temper un ataque de furia (before noun/delante del nombre) temper tantrum pataleta (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable (composure) to lose one's temper perder* los estribos 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 uncountable/no numerable [Metallurgy/Metalurgia] temple (masculine)More 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.
Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.
- 1 (moderate) [criticism] atenuar*, suavizar*; [enjoyment] empañar the long wait had not tempered their enthusiasm la larga espera no había disminuido su entusiasmoMore 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 [Metallurgy/Metalurgia] templarMore 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.