untempered

tempered

[tem-perd]
adjective
1.
having a temper or disposition of a specified character (usually used in combination): a good-tempered child.
2.
Music. tuned in accordance with some other temperament than just or pure temperament, especially tuned in equal temperament.
3.
made less intense or violent, especially by the influence of something good or benign: justice tempered with mercy.
4.
properly moistened or mixed, as clay.
5.
Metallurgy. of or pertaining to steel or cast iron that has been tempered.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see temper, -ed2, -ed3

nontempered, adjective
untempered, adjective
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tempered (ˈtɛmpəd)
 
adj
1.  music
 a.  See temperament (of a scale) having the frequency differences between notes adjusted in accordance with the system of equal 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

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untempered
1577, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of temper. Cf. M.Du. ongetempert, M.H.G. ungetempert.
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temper tem·per (těm'pər)
n.

  1. A state of mind or emotions; mood.

  2. A tendency to become easily angry or irritable.

  3. An outburst of rage.

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