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.

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  • 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.

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  • As far as he was concerned, I was a sweet and even-tempered child, intense and serious for my age, but obedient nonetheless.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • 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.

    No apology -- unless you'd like me to apologize for something, of course

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Beat the Heat With a Reel Meal and a Jaunt to Brazil

  • For the most part he was a quiet and even-tempered kid.

    The Last of Boland

  • 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.

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  • He was equable, even-tempered, personally content.

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