Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having an even temper; not easily irritated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a good temper; not easily irritated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a good temper; not easily vexed or irritated. See good-natured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not easily irritated; affable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not easily irritated

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Examples

  • It was at once affectionate and unsentimental, satirical and good-tempered, orthodox and highly intelligent.

    It Was a Cheerful Home at the Austens'

  • It was at once affectionate and unsentimental, satirical and good-tempered, orthodox and highly intelligent.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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".

    John Chinnery obituary

  • 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.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • 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.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • 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.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • Cobhar, whose name meant "foam," was good-tempered, but a sound, spirited 14-hand gelding, nonetheless, and a far cry from the brown pony.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • 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.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • But I confess myself addicted to this soothing soup or ragout, its nursery friendliness, its good-tempered simplicity.

    (Two Inches Wide) Of Ivory

  • 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.

    The Spectator's 50 Essential Films

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