Definition of well-tempered
1a obsolete : properly constituted physically a strong well-tempered stomach— Algernon Sydney
b : having a good or equable disposition especially : good-natured a discreet and well-tempered officer — George Grote
2 : treated so as to develop the desired degree of hardness and elasticity well-tempered steel a well-tempered sword blade
3 : mixed to the proper consistency —used especially of mortar and clay
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