Translation of temper in Spanish:


humor, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɛmpər//ˈtɛmpə/


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    • 1.1

      (mood) humor masculine
      (temperament, disposition) carácter masculine
      (temperament, disposition) genio masculine
      to be in a good/bad temper estar de buen/mal humor / genio
      • to be in a filthy / foul temper estar de un humor de perros
      • to have an even temper tener muy buen carácter / genio
      • to have a vicious / terrible temper tener muy mal carácter / genio
      • you'll have to learn to watch / 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!
      • Realising that he has been fooled, Cohen leaves in a temper.
      • I expect that over the years, she has sought to accommodate her daughter's wishes rather than confront her whenever she has been in a temper.
      • So he decided to cancel the dish, and slunk off to his dormitory down the road in a bad temper.
      • Don't be put off by the first track where someone in a bad temper attacks a keyboard for a minute and a half.
      • I have a tendency toward being a bit of a nag to Chris, and I guess I put him in a temper.
      • 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.
      • Nelly, in a temper, grabbed the bird and lashed it from her shoulder.
      • Molly stamps her foot in a temper.
      • He tends to karate kick the office partition when he's in a temper.
      • That would certainly put it in a bad temper and might explain why it was always so scary.
      • She seemed to inflate, her nostrils flaring in a temper.
      • I watched her as she walked away from me, obviously in a temper from that confrontation a few minutes ago.
      • Who knows what I might do tomorrow in a fit of temper or in a fit of rage.
      • The führer pushed the girl violently to the ground in a temper.
      • Still in a fit of temper, she grabbed the remote from him and turned the TV on.
      • After of course spending the rest of lunch period torturing my stupid relative, I stalked out of the cafeteria in a bad temper.
      • I said and got up, stalking off to my room in a frightful temper.
      • The bad temper of earlier was gone and his eyes were shining with anticipation.
      • He idly wondered which one of them was in the bad temper.
      • He might ruin any number of valuable things in a temper!
      • Mark frowned; he didn't expect the word to get around that quickly, but then, he never counted on Mary-Ellen 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.
      • To her surprise, he didn't throw her out in a fit of temper.
      • Damon, on the other hand, saw that I was in a temper, and got as far away from me as he could.
      • His temper had not calmed from his earlier encounter with the Johnson twins.
      • She carefully spoke to the horse calming it's raging temper.
      • Brigid refused and, in a fit of temper, one of her brothers hit her in the face.
      • That morning Francis awoke in rather a bad temper.
      • He still wanted to survive the ceremony, and that would be harder if Ishella was in a temper.
      • He was getting extremely angry and damaged the second window in a fit of temper.
      • As I said he was in a bad temper most of the time, frustrated to the point of tears by his incapacity.
      • You can't get out of Heathrow without falling immediately into a bad temper.
      • Sometimes it is not easy or possible to walk away, especially when they are in the middle of a fit of temper.
      • The man struck me in a temper, so hard I bounced off the courtyard wall.
      • Reginald was not in when she returned his call later that evening, and Loretta went to bed in a bad temper.

    • 1.2(rage)

      to be in a temper estar furioso / hecho una furia
      • a fit of temper un ataque de furia

    • 1.3(composure)

      tempers frayed as the meeting wore on los ánimos se fueron caldeando a medida que la reunión se prolongaba

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    (of metal)
    temple masculine
    • In this connection it is well known that molybdenum additions to Ni-Cr steels can eliminate temper embrittlement.
    • Alloys in the T4 temper are susceptible to room-temperature aging.
    • The resistance to atmospheric corrosion is improved and copper steels can be temper hardened.

transitive verb

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    (criticism) atenuar
    (criticism) suavizar
    (enjoyment) empañar
    the long wait had not tempered their enthusiasm la larga espera no había disminuido su entusiasmo
    • Coconut milk tempers the spices of the green curry fish, so it works with the cherry, smoky plum, and other flavors in the Pinot Noir.
    • In the end, the film's moderately optimistic stance is tempered with a standard commentary on war and the nature of human aggression.
    • Always remember, however, that sea breezes will temper the heat and might cool things considerably.
    • The heat is tempered by sea breezes on the coast.
    • It's lush and exotically ripe, yet still freshly laced with red fruit aromas and flavour, tempered by balmy spice and a softly seductive texture.
    • What's more, protein tempers blood sugar fluctuations, preventing the spikes and crashes that can leave you hungry and drained.
    • Had he tempered his love of Canadian hockey with some realism and advocated for some change, who knows what his impact could have been?
    • Their peacefulness is tempered with readiness and realism.
    • Young keeps a level tone throughout, tempering the tale of depredation with a dry wit.
    • The young shoots make a pleasant vegetable, whose acidity can be tempered by the addition of a little sugar in the cooking.
    • The island's climate is semi-tropical; yearlong rainfall keeps it green; heat and humidity are tempered by soft breezes.
    • Expectation should be tempered by a strong dose of reality.
    • Like most expats, however, he tempers his fascination with some critical observations.
    • The heat of the peppers is tempered by the peanuts, the sweetness of the honey balanced by the soy sauce and the citrusy tang of the ginger complemented by the garlic.
    • In contrast, Laura's dish was a robust raid on the taste buds, the rich venison - cut into wafer thin slices - slightly tempered by the sweet, autumnal flavour of the warm pear relish.
    • Once the egg mixture has been tempered with the garlic broth, you cut up an inch off of a baguette, letting the bread rise to the top of the bowl.
    • One difference, however, is the note of realism and levity that tempers every show.
    • Fortunately, he tempers that seriousness with the one-man show's greatest asset - humour - and shows that the best way to get through life is to learn to laugh at yourself.
    • The weather was just right: warm sunshine tempered by a gentle sea breeze.
    • But let's temper expectancy with caution, knowing that a team is only as good, or indeed as bad, as its last outing.
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    (in metalwork)
    • The steel is then quenched to the martensitic state and tempered at an appropriate temperature.
    • Quench-hardened alloys normally are tempered to improve toughness and ductility and reduce hardness in a manner similar to that for alloy steels.
    • One book might teach you how to temper steel, another how to cut a thread, a third how to weld.
    • It decreases hardenability but sustains hardness during tempering.
    • When cast steels are quenched and tempered, the range of strength and of toughness is broadened.
    • As the quenched iron is tempered, its hardness decreases, whereas it usually gains in strength and toughness.
    • They only had only sandstone and chalk in the area, but they imported metals to temper, smelt, and forge.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Alloying elements may have different effects on steel after tempering at the steel proneness to temper embrittlement.
    • Blackened steel, tempered into armour, was what they wore.
    • Castings should be tempered immediately after quenching to relieve quenching stresses.
    • These alloy steels are ordinarily quench-hardened and tempered to the level of strength desired for the application.
    • Virtually all steels must be quenched and tempered for core properties before being nitrided or stress relieved for distortion control.
    • He claims to have adopted a new mode of tempering the steel, producing an edge of greater durability than any previously made.
    • Temper embrittlement is quite common in slowly heavy solutions of steels tempered in the range from 400 to 560°C.
    • All hardenable steels must be hardened and tempered before being nitrided.
    • Next, the steel was tempered by a special controlled heat treatment that gave it ‘life’ or spring.