from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easygoing; calm.
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- adj. Remaining calm even in situations that would cause many others to become angry, frustrated, panicky, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a placid temper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not easily irritated
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She's been lucky in attracting an even-tempered sympathetic biographer like Ms. Leider, whose book, like the best of its genre, sends you back to the films.
We all get polemical from time to time, some of us more than others, but Damian was ever the gentleman: even-tempered, assertive without being offensive, never descending to namecalling.
As far as he was concerned, I was a sweet and even-tempered child, intense and serious for my age, but obedient nonetheless.
The original edition of Romney's book suggested the former governor of Massachusetts thought the Republican Party might be looking for an even-tempered moderate to challenge Barack Obama in 2012.
She was referring to Emanuel's notoriously stormy temper, compared with his even-tempered television commercials, and denied afterwards that she was comparing Emanuel to the Nazi dictator.
Notwithstanding the occasional outburst behind closed doors, to the outside world William still appeared to be a remarkably poised, outgoing, and even-tempered young gentleman.
German director Gereon Wetzel's even-tempered documentary goes behind the scenes as chefs innovate new dishes during the restaurant's six-month off-season—they might as easily be preparing for a manned space mission—and then visits El Bulli as the extensive research and development become 30-course, €250 dinners.
For the most part he was a quiet and even-tempered kid.
Not every dog is a candidate for this program because it requires a canine that is fairly even-tempered, well-behaved, comfortable being petted and touched by strangers and gets along with other dogs.
He was equable, even-tempered, personally content.