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temperance

tem·per·ance

temperance

 
 
pronunciation:
tem p rns [or] tem prns
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: moderation in action, emotion, speech, or the like; self-restraint.
synonyms:
moderation, restraint, self-control, self-restraint
antonyms:
excess, intemperance, intemperateness
similar words:
abstinence, continence, forbearance, reserve, self-denial, will power
definition 2: 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.
synonyms:
abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, sobriety, teetotalism
antonyms:
intemperance
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