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Tempered meaning

tempered - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Brought to a proper temper; as, tempered steel; having ( such) a temper; - chiefly used in composition; as, a good- tempered or bad- tempered man; a well- tempered sword.

tempered - examples of usage

  1. I was rather hot- tempered, and so was he, and when we were both hot he gave me a hint about that. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. " He may be a bit hot- tempered and impulsive," said he to Sally. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. We never quite knew what happened; there was some dark mystery that Roderick wouldn't explain; and, you know, Lord Fareborough himself is rather short- tempered. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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