tempered

Definitions of tempered
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adj made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment

“a sword of tempered steel”
tempered glass”
Synonyms:
hardened, toughened, treated
curable
capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent
sunbaked
baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned
Antonyms:
unhardened, untempered
not brought to a proper consistency or hardness
brittle, unannealed
(of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
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adj adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element

“criticism tempered with kindly sympathy”
Antonyms:
untempered
not moderated or controlled
unmoderated
not made less extreme
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