Personality vs Tempered - What's the difference?

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As a noun personality

is a set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.

As an adjective tempered is

of one's disposition.

As a verb tempered is

(temper).

personality

English

Noun

(personalities)
  • A set of qualities that make a person (or thing) distinct from another.
  • * (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
  • Personality is individuality existing in itself, but with a nature as a ground.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • An assumed role or manner of behavior.
  • A celebrity.
  • Charisma, or qualities that make a person stand out from the crowd.
  • * 1959 , Lloyd Price, “Personality”:
  • But over and over / I´ll be a fool for you / 'cause you got personality .
  • Something said or written which refers to the person, conduct, etc., of some individual, especially something of a disparaging or offensive nature; personal remarks.
  • *
  • Sharp personalities were exchanged.
  • * 1905 , ,
  • Perceiving that personalities were not out of order, I asked him what species of beast had long ago twisted and mutilated his left ear.
  • (legal) That quality of a law which concerns the condition, state, and capacity of persons.
  • (Burrill)

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * addictive personality * borderline personality disorder * multiple personalities * subpersonality

    References

    Anagrams

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    tempered

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of one's disposition.
  • The Pyncheon Elm, throughout its great circumference, was all alive, and full of the morning sun and a sweet-tempered little breeze, which lingered within this verdant sphere, and set a thousand leafy tongues a-whispering all at once. This aged tree appeared to have suffered nothing from the gale.'' — Nathaniel Hawthorne, ''The House of the Seven Gables , Chapter 19.
  • Pertaining to the metallurgical process for finishing metals.
  • 1851' ''"Not forged!" and snatching Perth's levelled iron from the crotch, Ahab held it out, exclaiming -- "Look ye, Nantucketer; here in this hand I hold his death! '''Tempered''' in blood, and '''tempered by lightning are these barbs; and I swear to temper them triply in that hot place behind the fin, where the white whale most feels his accursed life!"'' — Herman Melville, '' Moby Dick.
  • Of something moderated or balanced by other considerations.
  • 1792' ''The downcast eye, the rosy blush, the retiring grace, are all proper in their season; but modesty, being the child of reason, cannot long exist with the sensibility that is not '''tempered by reflection'' — Mary Wollstonecraft, '' A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
  • (music) Pertaining to the well-tempered scale, where the twelve notes per octave of the standard keyboard are tuned in such a way that it is possible to play music in any major or minor key and it will not sound perceptibly out of tune.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * untempered

    Verb

    (head)
  • (temper)
  • See also

    * good-tempered * well-tempered