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  1. N

    1. (=nature) carácter m , genio m ; (=mood) humor m

    2. [of metal] temple m

  2. VT

    1. (=moderate) [+ remarks] suavizar, atenuar; [+ energy, enthusiasm] atemperar

    2. (=soften) [+ metal] templar

  3. CPD

Examples from texts

Murugan lost his temper.
Murugan perdió los estribos.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
As O tried to rein in his temper, Mr. X smiled.
Mientras O intentaba controlar su temperamento, el Sr. X sonrió.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Pour one part by weight of the active dry yeast into four parts by weight of this tempered sugar solution.
Verter una parte en peso de la levadura seca activa en cuatro partes en peso de esta solución azucarada templada.
It could be avoided if facilities used for tempering are maintained at a temperature of 0 - 4° C and if fish blocks/fillets are stacked in layers.
Esto puede impedirse manteniendo las instalaciones que se emplean para la templadura a una temperatura de 0-4° C y apilando en capas los bloques/filetes de pescado.
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'tempǝ(r)Masculine nouncarácter; genio; humorExamples

to be in a temper — estar furioso
to be in a good/bad temper — estar de buen/mal humor
to keep one's temper — no perder la calma, contenerse
to lose one's temper — perder los estribos
to have a quick temper — tener genio
in a fit of temper — en un acceso de furia or ira
to fly into a temper — ponerse furioso, montar en cólera
mind your temper!, temper, temper! — ¡contrólate or controla ese genio!

User translations

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  1. 1.


    translation added by Diana RODRIGUEZ
    Silver en-es


lose temper
perder los estribos

Word forms


Common casetempertempers
Possessive casetemper'stempers'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)tempering
Past Participle (Participle II)tempered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I temperwe temper
you temperyou temper
he/she/it tempersthey temper
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am temperingwe are tempering
you are temperingyou are tempering
he/she/it is temperingthey are tempering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have temperedwe have tempered
you have temperedyou have tempered
he/she/it has temperedthey have tempered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been temperingwe have been tempering
you have been temperingyou have been tempering
he/she/it has been temperingthey have been tempering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I temperedwe tempered
you temperedyou tempered
he/she/it temperedthey tempered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was temperingwe were tempering
you were temperingyou were tempering
he/she/it was temperingthey were tempering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had temperedwe had tempered
you had temperedyou had tempered
he/she/it had temperedthey had tempered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been temperingwe had been tempering
you had been temperingyou had been tempering
he/she/it had been temperingthey had been tempering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will temperwe shall/will temper
you will temperyou will temper
he/she/it will temperthey will temper
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be temperingwe shall/will be tempering
you will be temperingyou will be tempering
he/she/it will be temperingthey will be tempering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have temperedwe shall/will have tempered
you will have temperedyou will have tempered
he/she/it will have temperedthey will have tempered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been temperingwe shall/will have been tempering
you will have been temperingyou will have been tempering
he/she/it will have been temperingthey will have been tempering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would temperwe should/would temper
you would temperyou would temper
he/she/it would temperthey would temper
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be temperingwe should/would be tempering
you would be temperingyou would be tempering
he/she/it would be temperingthey would be tempering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have temperedwe should/would have tempered
you would have temperedyou would have tempered
he/she/it would have temperedthey would have tempered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been temperingwe should/would have been tempering
you would have been temperingyou would have been tempering
he/she/it would have been temperingthey would have been tempering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am temperedwe are tempered
you are temperedyou are tempered
he/she/it is temperedthey are tempered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being temperedwe are being tempered
you are being temperedyou are being tempered
he/she/it is being temperedthey are being tempered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been temperedwe have been tempered
you have been temperedyou have been tempered
he/she/it has been temperedthey have been tempered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was temperedwe were tempered
you were temperedyou were tempered
he/she/it was temperedthey were tempered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being temperedwe were being tempered
you were being temperedyou were being tempered
he/she/it was being temperedthey were being tempered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been temperedwe had been tempered
you had been temperedyou had been tempered
he/she/it had been temperedthey had been tempered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be temperedwe shall/will be tempered
you will be temperedyou will be tempered
he/she/it will be temperedthey will be tempered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been temperedwe shall/will have been tempered
you will have been temperedyou will have been tempered
he/she/it will have been temperedthey will have been tempered