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- adj. Alternative spelling of good-tempered.
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He was generous, brave, good-natured, and what is commonly called goodtempered; but he was scarcely to be controlled.
Coming away from a reception, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., reported that “Mrs. Lincoln looks like the housekeeper of the establishment, and a notable, prying and not goodtempered housekeeper,” while “‘Abe’ looks like a man who has brought in something to sell.”
One of the innumerable mysteries of nature which are at present absolutely insoluble is why some snakes should be so vicious and others absolutely placid and goodtempered.