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Character or personality; the characteristic mode of behaviour or reaction of a person or an animal; originally character or personality determined by the particular mixture of the four humours (3) in an individual's body. See also complexion (2). temperamental adj. Excitable, emotionally volatile, or easily upset. [From Latin temperamentum a mixing in proportion, from temperare to temper or mingle]

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.


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