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mis- +‎ temper


mistemper (third-person singular simple present mistempers, present participle mistempering, simple past and past participle mistempered)

  1. To temper ill; to disorder.
    to mistemper one's head
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    • Shakespeare
      this inundation of mistempered humour

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mistemper in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)