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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.
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.
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.
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|Adj.||1.||tempered - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"|
|2.||tempered - adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"|
untempered - not moderated or controlled; "his untempered individualism"