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(of a person) Liable to unreasonable changes of mood,
  1. (of a person) Liable to unreasonable changes of mood

  2. Of or relating to a person's temperament
    • - they were firm friends in spite of temperamental differences

  1. relating to or caused by temperament; "temperamental indifference to neatness"; "temperamental peculiarities"
  2. moody: subject to sharply varying moods; "a temperamental opera singer"
  3. erratic: likely to perform unpredictably; "erratic winds are the bane of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster
  4. (temperament) disposition: your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
  5. (temperament) excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
  6. (temperament) an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
  7. Temperamental is the third album by Australian band Divinyls, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music) by Chrysalis Records. ...
  8. Temperamental is a 1999 album by Everything but the Girl, their tenth studio release.
  9. In psychology, temperament refers to those aspects of an individual's personality, such as introversion or extroversion, that are often regarded as innate rather than learned. ...
  10. (Temperament (music)) In musical tuning, a temperament is a system of tuning which slightly compromises the pure intervals of just intonation in order to meet other requirements of the system.
  11. (The Temperamentals) The Temperamentals is a 2009 play by Jon Marans. It chronicles the founding of the Mattachine Society, the first sustained LGBT rights organization in the United States, and the love affair of two of its founding members, Harry Hay (Thomas Jay Ryan) and Rudi Gernreich ( ...
  12. of, related to, or caused by temperament; subject to changing and unpredictable emotional states; moody, capricious; sometimes used figuratively to describe user-unfriendly or unstable machines or software that are either complicated and/or have poorly written instructions and are subsequently ...
  13. (temperament) A moderate and proportionable mixture of elements or ingredients in a compound; the condition in which elements are mixed in their proper proportions; Any state or condition as determined by the proportion of its ingredients or the manner in which they are mixed; consistence, ...
  14. (Temperament) A person's natural disposition or inborn combination of mental and emotional traits.
  15. (Temperament) Mixture of natural qualities and traits that produce character.
  16. (Temperament (disposition)) A measure of the relative docility, wildness, or aggression of an animal toward unfamiliar situations, human handlers, or management interventions.
  17. (Temperament) A set of character traits an infant is born with; sometimes thought of as a child’s inherent disposition and the foundation of her or his personality.
  18. (Temperament) A way of tuning a diatonic scale to produce particular effects. See the entries for equal and meantone temperaments and just tuning.
  19. (Temperament) An animal’s predisposition or tendency to exhibit a particular behavior under particular circumstances. Temperament is an individual trait and is determined by genetics. See also my page on Temperament and Behavior.
  20. (Temperament) Happy, equable disposition, showing confidence, with no sign of nervousness or aggression.
  21. (Temperament) Hypersensitive; High maintenance; Artistic nature; Gender nonconforming behaviors: Male more feminine; Female more masculine.
  22. (Temperament) In 1978, David Keirsey published his work on temperament theory postulating four categories that relate to Myers’ and Briggs’ type theory: SP=Artisan, SJ=Guardian, NF=Idealist, NT=Rational. ...
  23. (Temperament) In behavior analysis, this would likely reflect the present net effect of all contingencies in place. ...
  24. (Temperament) In the context of musical instruments, this refers to the method of tuning which is used.  It's an unfortunate fact of life that it's impossible to tune an instrument so it sounds perfect in every key. ...
  25. (Temperament) Loyal, affectionate and trustworthy.