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- adj. Not tempered; not conditioned by a process.
- adj. In the case of a person, inexperienced; untested.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not tempered.
- Not brought to the desired state of hardness: as, untempered steel.
- Not brought to a fit or proper state generally; not regulated, moderated, or controlled; not mollified: as, untempered severity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not moderated or controlled
- adj. not brought to a proper consistency or hardness
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Ambition, and the base counterfeit of love, those two master passions in untempered minds, were the springs of this antipathy.
His judgments were often much the same kind of untempered emotions as he showed in the matter of the curtains -- his complaint, for example, that a Greek temple was "like a table on four legs: a damned dull thing!"
The White House should release this picture untempered, what they hiding?
Barbie wore only her clear pink heels, her defiance untempered by her precarious stance on a white Lexus convertible.
Otherwise, why not construst robots to dispence with untempered law? citizenjane
Inexperience is magnified as a handicap when it is compounded with two further weaknesses: impetuosity and ideology untempered by common sense.
Each day I wake as currents thrum through blood and flesh, untempered heart.
Then there are those whose steel is mild and untempered, they will bend and not take and edge.
For me, it got worse with years of psychology and Zen untempered by real compassion.
Confidence untempered by humility, for example, turns into arrogance.