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moderation

mod·er·a·tion

moderation

 
pronunciation:
ma d reI shn
phrases:
in moderation
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the avoidance of excesses or extremes, esp. in behavior.
Exercise should be done in moderation even though it is generally a good thing.
synonyms:
self-control, self-restraint, temperance
antonyms:
excess, immoderation
similar words:
continence, mean, prudence, restraint
definition 2: the act of tempering; reducing of intensity.
synonyms:
abatement, mitigation, tempering
similar words:
diminution, easing, modification, qualification, reduction
phrase: in moderation