temperament is the way that someone is naturally inclined. Some people are very impulsive, while others are more patient.

  • He has a very tempestuous personality.

  • She is very patient, which is why she is able to handle the tempestuous personality of her son.

Definition of temperament


your usual mood




an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys


excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

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Example Sentences for temperament

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    The temperament of the Cayuga is docile.

  • 2

    She has the temperament of a diva.

  • 3

    The ceiling has tempera paintings.

  • 4

    The paintings are all tempera on canvas.

  • 5

    The temperament is very docile and willing.

  • 6

    But unfortunately you have a choleric temperament.

  • 7

    In temperament, they are alert and active, but not necessarily flighty.

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    Individuals with sanguine temperaments are extroverted and social.

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    Cigarettes seem the sustenance of the artistic temperament.

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    The Nubian temperament is sociable, outgoing, and vocal.