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Noun: temperament  tem-p(u-)ru-munt
  1. Your usual mood
    "he has a happy temperament";
    - disposition
  2. Excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
  3. An adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys

Derived forms: temperaments

See also: unwilling, willing

Type of: adjustment, emotionalism, emotionality, nature, readjustment, registration

Encyclopedia: Temperament