Definition of sweet-tempered in English:



  • Not easily irritated or made angry.

    ‘she's such a sweet-tempered, good-natured girl’
    • ‘She was a very lovable, sweet-tempered girl, nearly always ready to listen, and to assist him in any way that she could.’
    • ‘No matter how sweet tempered your mare, it is very important that any stallion you are considering have an excellent disposition suitable to your discipline.’
    • ‘His wife was complacent and sweet tempered, relying completely on her husband's judgement.’
    • ‘Bestall seems to have been almost unnaturally good: generous, sweet-tempered and patient.’
    • ‘At fifteen she had been a simple, sweet-tempered farm-girl, well-knit and attractive, with raven-black hair.’
    • ‘She was modest and sweet-tempered, a lady in manners and in conduct about whom there was never a word of scandal.’
    • ‘My captain, a sweet-tempered, twenty-something fisherman thrilled to be earning some unexpected bucks, suddenly killed the engine.’
    • ‘Dora was but seventeen, quiet, modest, and sweet-tempered.’
    • ‘Now in pre-school, Emmy is a sweet-tempered child with her father's broad smile, out-of-control curls and strong will.’
    • ‘Clarendon remarked that he was 'universally acceptable and beloved' and he seems to have been sweet-tempered and conciliatory.’
    • ‘He recently married a sweet-tempered and amiable young woman from Bath, and has been so troublesome and cruel to her, that she is almost always in tears before him.’
    • ‘He would not call her sweet-tempered or well-mannered.’
    • ‘She is sweet-tempered, kind, loving to all her family and always looks to see the best in people.’
    • ‘Jimmy McGlone, a childhood buddy of Brian's, is a stout, sweet-tempered man who talks in bursts.’
    • ‘Nothing but the greatest provocation could have tempted him; for of all the gentlemen I ever had in my house, I never saw one so gentle or so sweet-tempered.’
    • ‘They had a large brood of healthy and sweet-tempered children.’
    • ‘I admired Catherine greatly for her constancy and sweet-tempered attitude about life.’
    • ‘Several of the ladies besides Mrs. Havens had taken a great fancy to her, for she had proved herself so sweet-tempered and engaging.’
    • ‘Both of my parents doted on her and she grew up, while sweet-tempered, kind and generous, having learned to heed only her own opinions and desires.’
    • ‘Nariman's daughter, sweet-tempered, warm hearted Roxana, is the only positive reminder of his ill-fated marriage.’
    kind, kindly, tender, benign, humane, lenient, merciful, forgiving, forbearing, sympathetic, considerate, understanding, clement, compassionate, benevolent, kind-hearted, tender-hearted, good-natured, loving
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