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[goo d-tem-perd] /ˈgʊdˈtɛm pərd/
good-natured; amiable.
Origin of good-tempered
Related forms
good-temperedly, adverb
good-temperedness, noun Unabridged
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  • He is so careless and good-tempered that anything pleases him for the moment.

    The Inglises Margaret Murray Robertson
  • And he, who was usually so good-tempered and gentle, was convulsed with grief and anger.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • Yet my general appearance looked so happy, healthy, and good-tempered that I felt wholly pleased with myself.

    Childhood Leo Tolstoy
  • He was a very rich man, and was considered by the neighbours to be good-tempered.

    The Fairchild Family Mary Martha Sherwood
  • good-tempered Tim, the waggoner, who loved his horses, had his grudge against Alick in the matter of corn.

    Adam Bede George Eliot
  • But I always say, it is so easy for people of small means to be good-tempered.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • He was a most amiable and good-tempered man; too fond, perhaps, of the society of persons of rank for a true philosopher.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
  • Pacific Knowles and good-tempered Davis had come to blows over it.

  • Jane Mullins lost her look of care, and became cheerful and fat and good-tempered once more.

    A Plucky Girl L. T. Meade
  • And the boy was charmed to find that any one who was good-tempered could have relations with letters.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
British Dictionary definitions for good-tempered


of a kindly and generous disposition
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