Definition of good-tempered in English:



  • Not easily irritated or made angry.

    • ‘Three months after the death, the family are still struggling to accept that the man they knew as quiet, hard-working and good-tempered had been killed so brutally.’
    • ‘She has also trained herself to meet the standards of a graceful, understanding, good-tempered and virtuous wife.’
    • ‘He was always cheerful, optimistic and remarkably good-tempered, and felt that life was to be enjoyed to the full.’
    • ‘Parker's big-bellied appearance and his good-tempered and kind-hearted manner make him seem better suited to the role of English landlord than highly successful producer.’
    • ‘A generally good-tempered match exploded briefly at the end of the first half with a brawl involving virtually every player on the pitch.’
    • ‘He was supposed to be calm, the one who was always good-tempered and understanding.’
    • ‘But, he was very loving, and hardly got upset, always good-tempered.’
    • ‘She is a lively, good tempered dog and anyone can quickly become fond of her!’
    • ‘Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle learn that Darcy is, according to his housekeeper, a kind, generous, good-tempered man.’
    • ‘All the customers were different, and as he was a new waiter, he didn't know how to tell the difference between a good-tempered and a bad-tempered one.’
    • ‘He was a good-tempered, polite little boy.’
    • ‘Ramsden is a good-tempered truth-seeker, not a malevolent muckraker.’
    • ‘This pony was an absolute pet - chestnut with a white blaze, very good-tempered, but with spirit, and of course I said ‘Yes’.’
    • ‘‘She's a lovely, good-tempered cremello filly,’ he said, a hint of pride in his voice.’
    • ‘She had no doubt of Harriet's happiness with any good-tempered man; but with him, and in the home he offered, there would be the hope of more, of security, stability, and improvement.’
    • ‘Known as ‘Soldier’ or ‘Titus’, the cheerful Oates was a quiet, good-tempered individual noted for his laconic wit.’
    equable, even-tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable
    unruffled, unperturbed, unflustered, undisturbed, unagitated, untroubled, well balanced
    easy-going, calm, relaxed, composed, collected, self-possessed, cool, cool, calm, and collected, at ease, as cool as a cucumber
    nonchalant, insouciant, blithe, mellow, mild
    serene, tranquil, placid, steady, stable, quiet, level-headed
    unflappable, unfazed, together, laid-back
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/ˈɡo͝od ˈˌtempərd/