Temperament Definition

tĕmprə-mənt, tĕmpər-ə-
temperaments
noun
temperaments
The act or an instance of tempering; proportionate mixture or balance of ingredients.
Webster's New World
The manner of thinking, behaving, or reacting characteristic of a specific person.
American Heritage Medicine
In medieval physiology, any of the four conditions of body and mind (sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric or bilious, and melancholic ) attributed to an excess of one of the four corresponding humors.
Webster's New World
One's customary frame of mind or natural disposition; nature.
A man of even temperament.
Webster's New World
Excessive irritability or sensitiveness.
An actor with too much temperament.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Temperament

Noun

Singular:
temperament
Plural:
temperaments

Origin of Temperament

  • Middle English from Latin temperāmentum from temperāre to temper temper

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin temperamentum.

    From Wiktionary

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