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I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
Henry Bessemer

Meaning of "temperament" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TEMPERAMENT

From Latin temperāmentum a mixing in proportion, from temperāre to temper.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TEMPERAMENT

temperament  [ˈtɛmpərəmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEMPERAMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Temperament is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEMPERAMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Temperament

In psychology, temperament refers to those aspects of an individual's personality, such as introversion or extroversion, that are often regarded as innate rather than learned. A great many classificatory schemes for temperament have been developed; none, though, has achieved general consensus in academia. Historically, the concept of temperament was part of the theory of the four humours, with their corresponding four temperaments. The concept played an important part in pre-modern psychology, and was explored by philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and Hermann Lotze. David W. Keirsey also drew upon the early models of temperament when developing the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. More recently, scientists seeking evidence of a biological basis of personality have further examined the relationship between temperament and character. However, biological correlations have proven hard to confirm.

Definition of temperament in the English dictionary

The first definition of temperament in the dictionary is an individual's character, disposition, and tendencies as revealed in his reactions. Other definition of temperament is excitability, moodiness, or anger, esp when displayed openly. Temperament is also an adjustment made to the frequency differences between notes on a keyboard instrument to allow modulation to other keys.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEMPERAMENT


accoutrement
əˈkuːtrəmənt
accustrement
əˈkuːtrəmənt
arbitrament
ɑːˈbɪtrəmənt
arbitrement
ɑːˈbɪtrəmənt
atrament
ˈætrəmənt
disarmament
dɪsˈɑːməmənt
empowerment
ɪmˈpaʊəmənt
impairment
ɪmˈpɛəmənt
instrument
ˈɪnstrəmənt
measurement
ˈmɛʒəmənt
measurements
ˈmɛʒəmənt
ornament
ˈɔːnəmənt
parament
ˈpærəmənt
parliament
ˈpɑːləmənt
procurement
prəˈkjʊəmənt
requirement
rɪˈkwaɪəmənt
retirement
rɪˈtaɪəmənt
sacrament
ˈsækrəmənt
testament
ˈtɛstəmənt
tournament
ˈtʊənəmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEMPERAMENT

temper
temper tantrum
tempera
temperability
temperable
temperalitie
temperamental
temperamentally
temperance
temperate
Temperate Zone
temperately
temperateness
temperative
temperature
temperature chart
temperature gauge
temperature gradient
temperature inversion
temperature-humidity index

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEMPERAMENT

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armament
Blessed Sacrament
Christmas ornament
cruciate ligament
European Parliament
filament
firmament
fundament
Houses of Parliament
lament
ligament
medicament
Member of Parliament
Member of the European Parliament
monofilament
New Testament
Old Testament
predicament
rearmament

Synonyms and antonyms of temperament in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TEMPERAMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «temperament» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of temperament

Translation of «temperament» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEMPERAMENT

Find out the translation of temperament to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of temperament from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «temperament» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

性格
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

temperamento
570 millions of speakers

English

temperament
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वभाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مزاجه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

темперамент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

temperamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেজাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tempérament
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perangai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Temperament
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

気質
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Temperament
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனோநிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mizaç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

temperamento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

temperament
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

темперамент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

temperament
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιδιοσυγκρασία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

temperament
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

temperament
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

temperament
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of temperament

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPERAMENT»

The term «temperament» is very widely used and occupies the 22.566 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPERAMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «temperament» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «temperament» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about temperament

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10 QUOTES WITH «TEMPERAMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word temperament.
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John Barth
If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament, then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasn't too bad a novelist, except he was a Realist.
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Tom Bennett
I have the sort of temperament where I try not to over think things, I don't get flustered and I don't panic. I'm not overly neurotic.
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Henry Bessemer
I had now arrived at my seventeenth year, and had attained my full height, a fraction over six feet. I was well endowed with youthful energy, and was of an extremely sanguine temperament.
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Robert Bly
When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.
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Bill Brandt
It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual's temperament and environment.
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Susan Cain
We need to do teacher training to educate them about what temperament means. Shyness is painful and you want to help a child with shyness - but the underlying temperament of being a careful, sensitive person is to be honoured, valued and respected.
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Susan Cain
Opposites attract, and I think temperament is so fundamental that you end up craving someone of the opposite temperament to complete you.
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Giacomo Casanova
Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.
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Glenn Close
I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out.
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Glenn Close
With the hugely talented women I've worked with or observed, it's not a question about temperament or ego; it's a question about getting it right. If they've got a reputation for being difficult it's usually because they just don't suffer fools.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEMPERAMENT»

Discover the use of temperament in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to temperament and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great ...
Filled with original insights, fascinating anecdotes, and portraits of some of the greatest geniuses of all time, Temperament is that rare book that will delight the novice and expert alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stuart Isacoff, 2009
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Temperament: A Psychological Perspective
The text, based on the author's four decades of personal study and data collection, thoroughly explores the physiological, biochemical, and genetic bases of temperament - incorporating age-specific methods of assessment developed through ...
Jan Strelau, 1998
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Temperament - Astrology's Forgotten Key
The author gives a full history of the origins of temperament in astrology, then shows clearly and succinctly how readers can work to assess temperaments themselves. Copious case histories support her technique.
Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum, 2005
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Temperament: Theory And Practice
Published in 1996, Temperament is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychiatry/Clinical Psychology.
Stella Chess, 2013
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Handbook of Temperament
Timely and authoritative, this unique handbook explores the breadth of current knowledge on temperament, from foundational theory and research to clinical applications.
Marcel Zentner, Rebecca L. Shiner, 2012
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Transforming Your Temperament
"Spirit-Controlled Temperament," "Transformed Temperaments," and "Why You Act the Way You Do" explain the Four-Temperaments theory
Inspirational Press, Tim LaHaye, 2004
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Spirit-Controlled Temperament
In "Spirit-Controlled Temperament, " Tim LaHaye provides answers patterned after ancient models of human behavior and grounded in the Word of God, making this a classic read for all Christians. Temperament.
Tim LaHaye, 1994
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Mood and Temperament
Integrating findings from recent literature and his ongoing 20-year research program, Watson (psychology, U. of Iowa) presents a framework for understanding short-term mood fluctuations and their relationship to differences in temperament ...
David Watson, 2000
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The Long Shadow of Temperament
Though the authors appreciate that temperamental tendencies can be modified by experience, this compelling work--an empirical and conceptual tour-de-force--shows how long the shadow of temperament is cast over psychological development.
Jerome Kagan, Nancy Snidman, 2009
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Tuning and Temperament: A Historical Survey
This guide surveys these longstanding problems, devoting a chapter to each principal theory and offering a running account of the complete history of tuning and temperament.
J. Murray Barbour, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEMPERAMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term temperament is used in the context of the following news items.
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Australia needs to get over its recession 'temperament' says NZ …
"Australia hasn't had a recession since 1991, but they are sort of displaying, the physical … temperament that they sort of are in recession, even though they are ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
2
Anxious Brains Are Inherited, Study Finds
Like humans, some young rhesus monkeys have what's called an "anxious temperament." Expose them to a mildly stressful situation, like being in a room with a ... «Live Science, Jul 15»
3
We need a strong coach to control Virat Kohli's temperament: Bishan …
NEW DELHI: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi feels that BCCI needs to appoint a "strong coach" to guide the temperamental Test captain Virat Kohli, who ... «Times of India, May 15»
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Murder/suicide involving cops highlights 'temperament' of police …
In a news release Sunday, Smith said: "Sunday's murder/suicide in St Ann, brings into sharp focus the temperament of police officers and their capacity to ... «Jamaica Observer, May 15»
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When it comes to cats and cat shows, temperament is key
Janet Spain, of Cornwall, N.Y., plays with a Savannah, Black Zahara, that she showed at the NauTICAts cat club show in Augusta on Sunday. Staff photo by ... «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Mar 15»
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Infant temperaments may reflect parents' cultural values
A new study examining temperamental differences between U.S. and Dutch babies found infants born in the Netherlands are more likely to be happy and easier ... «WSU News, Jan 15»
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Elevated anxious temperament associated with neuropeptide Y …
Neuropeptide Y is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate the body's response to stress. Anxious temperament is a trait that presents early in life and increases ... «News-Medical.net, Dec 14»
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Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: A dog's temperament and behavior are not …
One of the questions asked during a daylong certificate course on the psychological development of the dog was related to the inheritance of temperament. «The Union Leader, Nov 14»
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President Obama: a first-class intellect but second-class …
Presidential choices are often so constrained by factors outside their control that temperament has little bearing on whether presidents succeed or not. «Christian Science Monitor, Oct 14»
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Birth Season May Be Tied to Temperament
The temperaments can then lead to mood disorders (affective disorders). This work is being presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology ... «PsychCentral.com, Oct 14»

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