Synonyms of temper in English:

temper


See definition of temper

noun

1‘Drew had walked out in a temper’

SYNONYMS

fit of rage, rage, fury, fit of bad temper, fit of ill temper, bad temper, tantrum, passion, paroxysm

fit of pique, bad mood, mood, pet, sulk

informal grump, huff, snit

British informal strop, paddy

British informal, dated bate, wax, skid

North American informal blowout, hissy fit

archaic paddywhack, miff

2‘an uncharacteristic display of temper’

SYNONYMS

anger, fury, rage, annoyance, vexation, crossness, irascibility, irritation, irritability, ill humour, ill temper, dyspepsia, spleen, pique, petulance, peevishness, pettishness, testiness, tetchiness, snappishness, crabbiness, resentment, surliness, churlishness

air rage

British informal stroppiness

literary ire, choler

ANTONYMS

good humour

3‘she struggled to keep her temper’

SYNONYMS

composure, equanimity, self-control, self-possession, sangfroid, coolness, calm, calmness, tranquillity, good humour

informal cool

4‘he was of a placid temper’

SYNONYMS

temperament, disposition, nature, character, personality, make-up, constitution, mind, spirit, stamp, mettle, mould

mood, frame of mind, cast of mind, habit of mind, attitude

archaic humour, grain


verb

1‘the steel is tempered by heat treatment’

SYNONYMS

harden, strengthen, toughen, fortify

technical anneal

2‘their idealism is tempered with realism’

SYNONYMS

moderate, modify, modulate

tone down, mitigate, palliate, alleviate, allay, assuage, lessen, reduce, weaken, lighten, soften, cushion

qualify


Phrases

    lose one's temper

      ‘suddenly, Maria lost her temper’

      SYNONYMS

      become very angry, fly into a rage, explode, blow up, erupt, lose control, go berserk, breathe fire, begin to rant and rave, flare up, boil over

      informal

      go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, have a fit, see red, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, do one's nut, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, lose one's cool, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, lose one's rag, lose it, freak out, be fit to be tied, be foaming at the mouth, burst a blood vessel, get one's dander up, go non-linear

      British informal

      go spare, go crackers, throw a wobbly, get one's knickers in a twist

      North American informal

      flip one's wig

      NZ Australian informal

      go crook

      vulgar slang

      go apeshit