temper

regulate, modify

Usage

  • temperamental

    If you are temperamental, you tend to become easily upset and experience unpredictable mood swings.

  • temperance

    If you show temperance, you limit yourself so that you don’t do too much of something; you act in a controlled and well-balanced way.

  • temper

    When you temper something or someone, you moderate, soften, calm, or tone it down.

  • intemperate

    (of weather or climate) not mild

  • tamper

    play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

  • temperament

    your usual mood

  • temperate

    (of weather or climate) free from extremes

  • temperature

    the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

  • tempered

    made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

  • tempering

    moderating by making more temperate

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