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    temper and temperament

    Hi!
    I am bewildered the difference between the words temper and temperament.
    Could anyone clarify it for me?
    e.g. She has a nice temper. or
    She has a nice temperament.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hi!
    I am bewildered the difference between the words temper and temperament.
    Could anyone clarify it for me?
    e.g. She has a nice temper. or
    She has a nice temperament.

    Thanks for your help!
    The adjective ‘nice’ does not go well with the noun ‘temper’ which means: A sudden outburst of anger.

    The second sentence is good as the same adjective goes well with “temperament”, which indicates the inner aspect of one’s personality.

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    Re: temper and temperament

    Thanks for Manas Ranjan Mallick's clarification.
    My source says temperament is the tendency to behave in an uncontrolled, bad-tempered, or unreasonable way.
    another source about the temper says a tendency to get angry very quickly.
    I am not clear the difference.
    Hopefully, I could get more clrifications.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Thanks for Manas Ranjan Mallick's clarification.
    My source says temperament is the tendency to behave in an uncontrolled, bad-tempered, or unreasonable way.
    another source about the temper says a tendency to get angry very quickly.
    I am not clear the difference.
    Hopefully, I could get more clrifications.
    Thanks a lot!
    Your source says: temperament is the tendency or inner trait/personal nature which can be bad/negative or good/nice/positive. To behave in an uncontrolled, bad-tempered, or unreasonable way, is a case of negative temperament.

    May be, "temper" is also a tendency which is relatively temporay and its disposition is always negative.

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    Re: temper and temperament

    Thanks for Manas Ranjan Mallick's clarification.
    Now I am clearer.
    One more question, I read the sentence from my source but I can't grasp it. Could anyone help me?
    Some of the models were given to fits of temperament.

    Thanks a lot!

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