OTHER WORDS FROM temperednon·tem·pered, adjectiveun·tem·pered, adjective
How to use tempered in a sentence
Even the new Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, has generated tempered optimism.
It can take a while to collect a full charge, but it is equipped with tempered steel blades and thirteen attachments to keep you looking fresh and clean.The best beard trimmer: Shape your facial hair with ease|Carsen Joenk|January 19, 2021|Popular-Science
Yeedi’s K650 automated vacuum – boasting bigger suction, less noise, high-efficiency filtration, and made of durable anti-scratch tempered glass – lessens the Cinderell-y workload while you work from home.
They should not regain the snap of tempered chocolate — soft is preferable here.Tahini stands in for peanut butter in these nostalgic sesame blossoms|Kathryn Pauline|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Yet this enthusiasm was more tempered in subsequent reports.History reminds us that vaccines alone don’t end pandemics|E. Thomas Ewing|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
He describes them as building a wall and then putting some untempered stuff, a whitewash, upon the wall.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
Kerk's attitude was completely emotional, untempered by the slightest touch of logic.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
The wind was pitiless, untempered even by the shelter of a tree or barn.Europe from a Motor Car|Russell Richardson
The raw, untempered glare of the sun was giving place to a limitless pour of silvery moonlight.Brand Blotters|William MacLeod Raine
She had also, with the untempered candour of eighteen, suggested to Fay that she should cease to make a slave of Magdalen.Prisoners|Mary Cholmondeley
British Dictionary definitions for tempered
- (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