V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a person's usual mood or disposition

Synonyms: disposition, attitude, character, mood, outlook, personality, temper


Tips: Temperament is derived from the Latin temperare, which means "mix." Think of the many qualities that are mixed to make up a person's character or general mood. See disposition to learn more about the subtle difference between disposition and temperament.

Usage Examples:

I am looking for a dog that likes children and has a sweet temperament. (personality, disposition, character)

My usually patient temperament was put to the test when I was stuck in an elevator for hours. (attitude, disposition)

The couple fights a lot because their temperaments are simply too different. (characters, personalities)

His even temperament is in stark contrast to my frequent mood swings. (disposition, character, temper)

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