Definition of even-tempered in English:



  • Not easily annoyed or angered.

    ‘a gentle and even-tempered man’
    • ‘She talked slowly, in her calm, even-tempered way.’
    • ‘But it helps to have good people around you, people who are also even-tempered and stable.’
    • ‘One man is wrathful and always angry, and another even-tempered and never angry.’
    • ‘Clark, who has a reputation for bristling when facing criticism, maintained a smile and an even-tempered tone.’
    • ‘Obviously I can't imagine why these keys would ever be useful to someone as calm, level-headed and even-tempered as myself.’
    • ‘The eulogists - and many of them knew Gerry a lot longer than this writer - have variously described him as an even-tempered, good-humoured and generous man, traits of his character we all knew and recognised.’
    • ‘And though he likes the view from where he is, it's not easy to always be the smiling face, the urbane, even-tempered young man.’
    • ‘His presentation is calm and even-tempered, but not monotone either.’
    • ‘Neilson was a remarkably generous and even-tempered person who rarely had anything critical or dismissive to say of anyone, yet there may be a trace of irritation in his tone when he hastily deals with the matter in one of his letters.’
    • ‘He is quite even-tempered and intensely funny in a quiet way.’
    • ‘‘I believe I am a Unitarian in the traditional and modern senses of the word,’ says the even-tempered, erudite 41 year old.’
    • ‘Stanley was unfailingly polite and even-tempered on the set.’
    • ‘He is even-tempered, slow to anger, able to teach.’
    • ‘When called in the early hours of the morning, as he frequently was, he was as even-tempered as if attending a social event.’
    • ‘The Connecticut senator, probably the most naturally even-tempered of the serious Democratic contenders, followed his campaign strategy of starkly drawing issue distinctions with his rivals.’
    • ‘I can't say I'm a patient, understanding, even-tempered sort of person, because that would be an outright lie.’
    • ‘Two days later, a more even-tempered evangelist came to town.’
    • ‘At least externally, the cardinal reacted in an even-tempered way to negative criticism by bishops and lay people.’
    • ‘He's very able, reasonable, even-tempered, doesn't get too high when things are great, doesn't get too low when things are bad, which of course you need in the Senate because there are a lot of ups and downs.’
    • ‘You are even-tempered, friendly, and educated.’
    serene, calm, composed, poised, tranquil, relaxed, easy-going, mild, mellow, unworried, untroubled, unbothered, unruffled, unflustered, unexcitable, imperturbable, placid, equable, stable, well balanced, level-headed
    unflappable, together, laid-back, unfazed
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