Definition of Even-tempered

1. Adjective. Not easily irritated. "Remained placid despite the repeated delays"

Exact synonyms: Equable, Good-tempered, Placid
Similar to: Good-natured
Derivative terms: Good-temperedness, Placidity, Placidness

Definition of Even-tempered

1. Adjective. Remaining calm even in situations that would cause many others to become angry, frustrated, panicky, etc. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Even-tempered

even-pinnate leaf
even-tempered (current term)
even-toed ungulate
even-year runs
even Homer nods
even Jove nods
even a little
even as
even as we speak
even chance
even function
even functions
even if
even keel
even money

Literary usage of Even-tempered

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"II-1, 5, girls, were sociable and well liked. II-2, a fussy, puttering old lady; irritable and disagreeable. II-3, sociable, cheerful, and even-tempered. ..."

2. Practical physics by Robert Andrews Millikan, Henry Gordon Gale, Willard R. Pyle (1922)
"The even-tempered scale. If G is taken as do, and a scale built up as above, ... How much this so-called even-tempered scale differs from the ideal, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"She is even- tempered and apparently her family are all " even-tempered and easygoing." The mother's father is a shipmaster; one of his brothers has an ..."

4. Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley by William Minto (1891)
"... and even-tempered courtesy. We see him with easy smile defer entially ... that while he may have been even-tempered as con pared with Marlowe and Ben ..."

5. The Sanskrit Buddhist Literature of Nepal by Rājendralāla Mitra (1882)
"First of all a Bodhisattva should be even-tempered, indifferent to the pleasures ... When he becomes thoroughly even-tempered, benevolent and persevering, ..."

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