The Collaborative International Dictionary
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., "not properly mixed, undiluted," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of temper (v.). Similar formation in Middle Dutch ongetempert, Middle High German ungetempert. Earlier as "unrestrained" (late 14c.), also, of a musical instrument, "not properly tuned;" meaning "unhardened" is from 1820.
a. 1 Not tempered; not conditioned by a process. 2 In the case of a person, inexperienced; untested. alt. 1 Not tempered; not conditioned by a process. 2 In the case of a person, inexperienced; untested.
not tempered; "individualism untempered by social responsibilities" [ant: tempered]
Usage examples of "untempered".
The Sawah made its own bullits out of untempered resin that shattered in a ghastly way on impact.
Each revived memory arose resharpened by the untempered lens of blithe innocence.
Should the full power of the Valheru rise up in Tomas untempered, he would be able to brush aside our protective magic much as you would a bothersome twig barring your way upon the trail.
The resemblance struck me and I realized he was much like a bad copy, a smaller-scale Harlan, unfinished, unmolded, untempered.