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
Northern English, Midlands English mard
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

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    go crook

    vulgar slang

    go apeshit