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tem·pered

 (tĕm′pərd)
adj.
1. Having a specified temper or disposition. Often used in combination: sweet-tempered; ill-tempered.
2. Adjusted or attuned by the addition of a counterbalancing element; moderated or measured: "Party elites in Washington were content with a politics of compromise and tempered ideology" (Bill Bishop).
3. Made appropriately hard or flexible by tempering: a sword of tempered steel.
4. Having the requisite degree of hardness or elasticity. Used of glass or a metal.
5. Music Tuned to temperament. Used of a scale, an interval, a semitone, or intonation.

tempered

(ˈtɛmpəd)
adj
1. (Music, other) music
a. (of a scale) having the frequency differences between notes adjusted in accordance with the system of equal temperament. See temperament
b. (of an interval) expanded or contracted from the state of being pure
2. (in combination) having a temper or temperament as specified: ill-tempered.

tem•pered

(ˈtɛm pərd)

adj.
1. having a temper or disposition as specified (usu. used in combination): a good-tempered child.
2. Music. tuned in accordance with some temperament, esp. equal temperament.
3. made less intense or violent, esp. by the influence of something else.
4. properly mixed, as clay.
5. of or pertaining to steel or cast iron that has been tempered.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tempered - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatmenttempered - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
unhardened, untempered - not brought to a proper consistency or hardness; "untempered mortar"; "untempered steel"
2.tempered - adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
untempered - not moderated or controlled; "his untempered individualism"
Translations

tempered

[ˈtempəd] ADJtemplado

tempered

[ˈtɛmpərd] adj [steel] → trempé(e)temper tantrum ncrise f
to have a temper tantrum → piquer une crise

tempered

adj
steelgehärtet
(Mus) → temperiert

tempered

[ˈtɛmpəd] adj (steel) → temprato/a
References in classic literature ?
Men watched him with eyes in which lurked amusement tempered by alarm.
Perhaps it was the first time she was ready, perhaps the first time her being was tempered to take an impress of the abiding truth.
A few, and they not the least powerful and terrific of the band, threw lowering looks, in which the fiercest passion was only tempered by habitual self-command, at those captives who still remained in their power, while one or two even gave vent to their malignant feelings by the most menacing gestures, against which neither the sex nor the beauty of the sisters was any protection.
Conscious of his own infirmity -- that his tempered steel and elasticity are lost -- he for ever afterwards looks wistfully about him in quest of support external to himself.
Yet was this Nantucketer a man with some good-hearted traits; and this Lakeman, a mariner, who though a sort of devil indeed, might yet by inflexible firmness, only tempered by that common decency of human recognition which is the meanest slave's right; thus treated, this Steelkilt had long been retained harmless and docile.
Three punctures were made in the heathen flesh, and the White Whale's barbs were then tempered.
This tub is full of water which is as clear as crystal, and is tempered to 28 degrees Re'aumur (about 95 degrees Fahrenheit).
Dick had a respect for his father as the best of men, tempered by the politic revolt of a youth who has to see to his own independence.
If our expectation of advantage be tempered in this way, we may succeed in accomplishing the essential part of our schemes.
His opinions were always impersonal; and now as their manner rather than their make has been slightly tempered, it may surprise the belated reader to learn that it was the belief of one English critic that their author had "placed himself beyond the pale of decency" by them.
As warrior after warrior approached, he seated himself in the wide circle, with a mien as composed and thoughtful, as if his mind were actually in a condition to deal out justice, tempered, as it should be, with the heavenly quality of mercy.
single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold in a set with snorkel and fins.