untempered


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untempered

(ʌnˈtɛmpəd)
adj
1. (Metallurgy) metallurgy not strengthened or toughened by heat treatment, as by heating and quenching
2. not moderated or made more acceptable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.untempered - not brought to a proper consistency or hardnessuntempered - not brought to a proper consistency or hardness; "untempered mortar"; "untempered steel"
tempered, toughened, hardened, treated - made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass"
2.untempered - not moderated or controlled; "his untempered individualism"
tempered - adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element; "criticism tempered with kindly sympathy"
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untempered

[ˈʌnˈtempəd] ADJ [steel etc] → sin templar

untempered

adj steelungehärtet, unvergütet; rageungemildert; justice untempered by mercyGerechtigkeit, die durch keinerlei Gnade gemildert wird
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