Adjective "Tempered" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Tempered


    Definition:

    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 relating to steel or cast iron that has been tempered.|-

    Examples:

    "years can be tempered by possibilities."

    "weaknesses can be tempered by outlooks."

    "reactions can be tempered by reports."

    "moods can be tempered to compensations."

    "people can be tempered."

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