un·​tem·​pered | \ ˌən-ˈtem-pərd How to pronounce untempered (audio) \

Definition of untempered

: not tempered: such as
a : not moderated or made less extreme … a devotion to universal values untempered by any respect for the concrete well-being of men and women.— Zygmunt Bauman
b : not brought to a proper consistency untempered mortar

Examples of untempered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Participants will work in pairs to formulate a single-origin or blended dark chocolate, and will leave with a bag of nibs and about a pound of finished, untempered chocolate for snacking or baking. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Learn about bean-to-bar chocolate making in classes at Tabal in Wauwatosa," 26 Aug. 2019 These granules are still sharp, but should do less damage than the long shards of untempered glass. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of untempered

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Untempered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untempered. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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