Translation of temper in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (no plural) (mood) to be in a good/bad temperestar de buen/mal humor or genioto be in a filthy o foul temper to have an even tempertener muy buen carácter or genioto have a quick tempertener el genio vivo or prontoto have a vicious o terrible temper
ser una polvorilla [colloquial]tener muy mal carácter or genioyou'll have to learn to watch o control your tempervas a tener que aprender a controlar tu mal geniomy temper got the better of meperdí los estribostemper, temper!¡qué geniecito! [colloquial]Example sentences
Example sentences1.2 countable or uncountable (rage) to be in a temper
- 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.
estar furioso or hecho una furiato fly into a temper
- 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.
estar con el genio atravesado [colloquial]ponerse furioso or como una fieraa fit of temper
montar en cólera [formal]un ataque de furia1.3 countable or uncountable (composure) to lose one's temper to keep one's temperno perder la calma or los estribostempers frayed as the meeting wore onlos 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.
- 1 (moderate)(enjoyment)the long wait had not tempered their enthusiasm
empañarla larga espera no había disminuido su entusiasmoExample 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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