Associations to the word «Temperament»

Wiktionary

TEMPERAMENT, noun. (obsolete) A moderate and proportionable mixture of elements or ingredients in a compound; the condition in which elements are mixed in their proper proportions.
TEMPERAMENT, noun. (obsolete) Any state or condition as determined by the proportion of its ingredients or the manner in which they are mixed; consistence, composition; mixture.
TEMPERAMENT, noun. A person's normal manner of thinking, behaving or reacting
TEMPERAMENT, noun. A tendency to become irritable or angry
TEMPERAMENT, noun. (music) the altering of certain intervals from their correct values in order to improve the moving from key to key

Dictionary definition

TEMPERAMENT, noun. Your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition".
TEMPERAMENT, noun. Excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly).
TEMPERAMENT, noun. An adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn