|part of speech:
||moderation in action, emotion, speech, or the like; self-restraint.
- moderation, restraint, self-control, self-restraint
- excess, intemperance, intemperateness
- similar words:
- abstinence, continence, forbearance, reserve, self-denial, will power
||habitual moderation in the use of alcoholic drink, or complete abstinence.
His doctor urged temperance, as his immoderate drinking and eating were endangering his health.
- abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, sobriety, teetotalism