from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having an even temper; not easily irritated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not easily irritated; affable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a good temper; not easily vexed or irritated. See good-natured.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a good temper; not easily irritated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not easily irritated
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It was at once affectionate and unsentimental, satirical and good-tempered, orthodox and highly intelligent.
Casson's good-tempered account of the trip in Red Lacquer Days 1956 is contradicted by Ayer's memory of the "dislike which SS Spencer and I quickly came to feel for one another".
A big, simple, good-tempered man, slow to anger, who cut his food into tiny pieces and spoke with a slight lisping awkwardness because most of his teeth had been lost to battle or age.
Cobhar, whose name meant "foam," was good-tempered, but a sound, spirited 14-hand gelding, nonetheless, and a far cry from the brown pony.
After hundreds of hours of DVD viewing, gallons of industrial strength coffee and a fair few good-tempered arguments with yours truly and other members of the Spec team, it has fallen to Pete to select our 50 top films.
But I confess myself addicted to this soothing soup or ragout, its nursery friendliness, its good-tempered simplicity.
Edward laughs his good-tempered laugh, and lets the insult go, but Richard storms off to his lands in the north, taking his obedient wife Anne Neville with him, and sets himself up as a northern princeling, refusing to come south to us, believing himself to be the only true York of England, the only true heir to his father in his enmity with France.
Editors are just like anybody else -- they like working with people who are good-tempered and dependable.
Montrose could bring this man, thoroughly good-tempered as he was on all occasions, save when his pride, interest, or prejudices, were interfered with.
His character was quiet and reserved, though he was described by the landscape painter B. W. Leader as ‘most good-tempered, liberal and hospitable, fond of a joke’ ibid., 3.141.
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