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Middle English from Latin temperāmentum from temperāre to temper temper
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin temperamentum.
He had a gentle temperament, though.
She just doesn't have the temperament for it.
Such a temperament is most pleasantly shown when it is least personal.
His wife's prudence was a corrective to his own unpractical temperament, and his efforts in journalism became fairly profitable.
His temperament will not let him endure the labor of always producing the same pattern.
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