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  • verbcalm, moderate
  • verbharden

synonyms for tempering

  • abate
  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • cool
  • curb
  • dilute
  • ease
  • lessen
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • restrain
  • soften
  • soothe
  • tone down
  • weaken
  • adjust
  • admix
  • modulate
  • pacify
  • palliate
  • relieve
  • revamp
  • soft-pedal
  • switch
  • transmogrify
  • chill out
  • cool out
  • fine tune
  • make reasonable
  • monkey around with
  • take the bite out of
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out of
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antonyms for tempering

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • enlarge
  • extend
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • magnify
  • provoke
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • trouble
  • upset
  • worry
  • worsen
  • accuse
  • blame
  • condemn
  • bend
  • excite
  • flex
  • infuriate
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The money, I soon discovered, was compensation for the founder’s temper — and I put up with those tirades because taking home an extra $30 per week means a lot when you’re living paycheck to paycheck.
THE TOXICITY OF RESTAURANT KITCHENS IS EXACTLY WHY I NEVER REPORTED ABUSESLINDSEY DANISFEBRUARY 4, 2021EATER
OK, call it what you want, but I had to get control of my temper.
MAKING A KILLING WITH JIM CRAMEREUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 1, 2021OZY
In the past few days, as regulations change in my corner of the world, tempers are growing shorter, and I find myself and my co-workers to be a sort of lightning rod for customers' frustrations.
MISS MANNERS: SERVICE WORKERS DESERVE RESPECT — NO MATTER WHATJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Four of the Capitals' games against the Sabres will come in the season's first 10 days, and players and coaches already have seen tempers get short.
NEW CAPITALS SEASON, OLD NAMES IN THE GOAL COLUMN AS CAPS BEAT SABRES IN OPENERSAMANTHA PELLJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There, they are vulnerable to disease and predation — not to mention one another’s bad tempers.
INVASION OF THE HIPPOS: COLOMBIA IS RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO TACKLE PABLO ESCOBAR’S WILDEST LEGACYSARAH KAPLANJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
The ministers of religion possess the secret of tempering the alarms which they have the art to excite.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
The tempering of steel after it has been forged into shape is a specialty, almost a natural gift.
STEAM STEEL AND ELECTRICITYJAMES W. STEELE
It is interesting to note that age and misfortune and illness had a tempering influence on Mark Twain's nature.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Glycerine is a good tempering substance, and to this may be added a small amount of sulphate of potash.
PRACTICAL MECHANICS FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
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