Definition of untempered in English:

untempered

adjective

  • 1Not moderated or lessened by anything.

    ‘the products of a technological mastery untempered by political imagination’
    • ‘As things stand, he has succeeded in notching to a higher pitch, the untempered debate of the recent days on whether it is the metro rail or the mono rail that will best serve the transport needs of Bangalore.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘What he and others needed was a vocalist - raucous, untempered, impelling release and therefore relief - not a novelist onanistically stroking his phrases.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This may be because people with untempered optimism indulge in risk-taking, thinking, ‘I'll be okay.’’
    • ‘Their passion is untempered and unbuffered by the fact that he has been joined with several hosts since his premature death in a shuttlecraft accident.’
    • ‘Snobbery be damned, he thought, here was a bunch of actors provoking the kind of wild, untempered enthusiasm he could only dream about.’
    • ‘Elsewhere an exhaustion of original ideas has engendered a permafrost of abstruse theorising untempered by experience.’
    • ‘The praise/critique dyad is a building block for personal growth; untempered praise is a poor foundation for life or a love of learning.’
    • ‘They provide an escape valve, allowing citizens upset by government corruption, job losses or untempered greed to blow off some steam at something other than the Chinese government.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is something about Moscow's untempered extremes, its perverse anarchy and its extreme beauty that appeals to him.’
    • ‘He plays scorned lover Jed with an untempered delicacy and spidery creepiness, while the antihero is the epitome of controlled frustration.’
    • ‘Which is a great shame because in the current climate, where the love of reading and untempered enthusiasm for ideas is regarded as increasingly unfashionable, she remains one of the few consistently dissenting voices.’
    • ‘It is even harder to escape their slings and arrows when strength is untempered by self-restraint.’
    • ‘His ideas seem to have this lasting resonance on new listeners as well as old, and this album represents The Doors at their creative zenith, brutal and untempered, eclectic and mysterious, unique and visionary.’
    • ‘However, as there is the usual lack of people in the photographs, so there is the feeling that what is described is the official view, untempered by user feedback or enough critical consideration.’
    • ‘He is intensely irritating, with a cockiness untempered by charisma and exacerbated by a grating accent he brought from England when his family emigrated.’
    • ‘For those of you who prefer untempered late-night ire, skip to the original post.’
    • ‘In the cruelties of the sentence upon Hermia, Oberon's trick upon Titania and the lovers' experiences in the wood, we see that untempered desire is vicious, that love can be as much a war as a partnership.’
    absolute, unqualified, unconditional, categorical, complete, total, thoroughgoing, downright, outright, utter, out-and-out, unadulterated, unalloyed, undiluted, unmixed, unmoderated, unmodified, unabated, undiminished, unmollified, unsoftened, unredeemed, unambiguous, unequivocal, veritable, perfect, consummate, pure, sheer, rank, in every way, positive, real, deep-dyed
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    1. 1.1 (of a material) not brought to the proper hardness or consistency.
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

untempered

/ˌənˈtempərd//ˌənˈtɛmpərd/