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Definition of temperament noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈtɛmpərmənt//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a person's or an animal's nature as shown in the way they behave or react to situations or people to have an artistic temperament a horse with an excellent temperament She's a dreamer and a romantic by temperament. To become a champion, you have to have the right temperament.
  2. 2[uncountable] the tendency to get emotional and excited very easily and behave in an unreasonable way an actor given to displays of temperament
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