good temper


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Noun1.good temper - a cheerful and agreeable moodgood temper - a cheerful and agreeable mood  
humour, mood, temper, humor - a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
jolliness, jollity, joviality - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
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Grant had chosen, he would have taken a--not a good temper into it; and as he must, either in the navy or army, have had a great many more people under his command than he has now, I think more would have been made unhappy by him as a sailor or soldier than as a clergyman.
Prince Andrew, glancing at Pierre, broke the silence now and then with remarks which showed that he was in a good temper.
I wish,' returned, she, with a short laugh, 'that all the attractive points and desirable qualifications of the two gentlemen were united in one - that Lord Lowborough had Huntingdon's handsome face and good temper, and all his wit, and mirth and charm, or else that Huntingdon had Lowborough's pedigree, and title, and delightful old family seat, and I had him; and you might have the other and welcome.
Her mother was a woman of useful plain sense, with a good temper, and, what is more remarkable, with a good constitution.
The impression of good temper and fun was accented by her nose, ever so slightly up-tilted.
It is true that when they were both in a good temper their enjoyment of life was redoubled.
Opposite was the Duchess of Harley, a lady of admirable good-nature and good temper, much liked by every one who knew her, and of those ample architectural proportions that in women who are not duchesses are described by contemporary historians as stoutness.
Mildred recovered her good temper when she saw the streets of Brighton crowded with people making holiday, and they were both in high spirits as they drove out to Kemp Town.
Come, come, Percerin," interposed D'Artagnan, "you are not in a good temper to-day.
Secondly, the Philanthropists had not the good temper of the Pugilists, and used worse language.
He learnt second lesson with East and the rest in no very good temper, and then went out into the quadrangle.
Time has dealt kindly with that stout officer, as it does ordinarily with men who have good stomachs and good tempers and are not perplexed over much by fatigue of the brain.