Definition of untempered in English:


Line breaks: un|tem¦pered
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈtɛmpəd


  • 1Not moderated or lessened by anything: the products of a technological mastery untempered by political imagination
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    • Premium cable - that is, unsponsored channels you pay for separately - doesn't have those constraints and is free to show us conflicts untempered by political correctness.
    • While it's true that Western society rests on a solid Judeo-Christian foundation, the ground floor of our edifice is filled with goodies like skepticism, science, rational thought and humanism untempered by the supernatural.
    • It was prudent of Ricks to set himself constraints: the book isn't short as it is; the combination of Dylan's creative and Ricks's critical fecundity could, untempered and unchecked, proliferate indefinitely.
  • 2(Of a material) not brought to the proper hardness or consistency.
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    • A second effect that should be noted is the variation of transition temperature with tensile strength in the untempered alloys.
    • The caramel is best at room temperature, but untempered milk chocolate has a tendency to get soft and sticky at room temperature.

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