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.

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  • 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".

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Editors are just like anybody else -- they like working with people who are good-tempered and dependable.

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  • Montrose could bring this man, thoroughly good-tempered as he was on all occasions, save when his pride, interest, or prejudices, were interfered with.

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  • 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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