Words nearby tempered
OTHER WORDS FROM temperednon·tem·pered, adjectiveun·tem·pered, adjective
Definition for tempered (2 of 2)
- the degree of hardness and strength imparted to a metal, as by quenching, heat treatment, or cold working.
- the percentage of carbon in tool steel.
- the operation of tempering.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of temper
OTHER WORDS FROM temper
Examples from the Web for tempered
But for some of us, while its closing was sad, it was a tempered sadness.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is illegal in China for a government official to keep a mistress, yet this has not tempered the trend.China’s Concubine Culture Lives On in Mistress Villages|Brendon Hong|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, the calamity of a potential default has tempered neither judgment nor passion.
But this year, tempered by loss and a desire to rebrand, the crazy quotient was diminished if far from extinguished.More Sarah Palin Than Ronald Reagan: CPAC’s Paranoid Style|John Avlon|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All of them have tempered their beliefs and describe themselves as Islamist modernizers.
Along the coast of Algeria the heat is tempered by the sea breeze.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
"I can only trust that the wind may be tempered to them," he said.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
How was the wind to be tempered for the poor lamb who had gone forth shorn down to the very skin!He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
When the anvil has received its due form, it is faced with steel, and is then tempered in cold water.
Tell me not of the lenity with which this cruel law is tempered to its unhappy subjects.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for tempered (1 of 2)
- (of a scale) having the frequency differences between notes adjusted in accordance with the system of equal temperamentSee temperament
- (of an interval) expanded or contracted from the state of being pure
British Dictionary definitions for tempered (2 of 2)
- to adjust the frequency differences between the notes of a scale on (a keyboard instrument) in order to allow modulation into other keys
- to make such an adjustment to the pitches of notes in (a scale)
Derived forms of tempertemperable, adjectivetemperability, nountemperer, noun
Word Origin for temper
Medical definitions for tempered
Idioms and Phrases with tempered
see hold one's temper; lose one's temper.