Definition of Tempered

1. Adjective. Made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment. "Tempered glass"

Exact synonyms: Hardened, Toughened, Treated
Similar to: Curable, Sunbaked
Antonyms: Untempered



2. Adjective. Adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element. "Criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
Antonyms: Untempered

Definition of Tempered

1. a. Brought to a proper temper; as, tempered steel; having (such) a temper; -- chiefly used in composition; as, a good-tempered or bad-tempered man; a well-tempered sword.

Definition of Tempered

1. Adjective. Of one's disposition. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the metallurgical process for finishing metals. ¹

3. Adjective. Of something moderated or balanced by other considerations. ¹

4. Adjective. (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. ¹

5. Verb. (past of temper) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tempered

1. temper [v] - See also: temper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tempered

temperature-sensitive mutant
temperature change
temperature coefficient
temperature coefficients
temperature gradient
temperature inversion
temperature midpoint
temperature reduction
temperature scale
temperature sense
temperature sensitive mutation
temperature spot
temperature unit
temperatures
temperaunce
tempered (current term)
temperer
temperers
tempering
temperment
temperments
tempero-mandibular joint
tempero-mandibular joint syndrome
tempers
tempest
tempest-swept
tempest-tossed
tempest-tost
tempest in a teapot
tempested

Literary usage of Tempered

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Russia is a despotism tempered by assassination, an anonymous mot made apropos of the murder of the Emperor Paul in 1801, evidently based ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... he finds the bloody wolf transformed . . . into something much more like a good- tempered mastiff, who might safely be played with, and who, ..."

3. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1921)
"... EVER BEFORE AND THE AMBITION OF THE RULER WAS ONLY tempered BY THE NEWLY INVENTED LAW OF THE "BALANCE OF POWER" As a contrast to the previous chapter, ..."

4. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1921)
"... EVER BEFORE AND THE AMBITION OF THE RULER WAS ONLY tempered BY THE NEWLY INVENTED LAW OF THE "BALANCE OF POWER" As a contrast to the previous chapter, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"... Bevier Simple device for demonstrating the tempered 309-19 F '15 Spendthrifts; story. LS Portor. Atlan 115:466- 78 O '15 Spenser, Edmund, ..."

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