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temperate

tem·per·ate

temperate

 
 
pronunciation:
tem p riht [or] tem priht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by moderation or self-control; restrained.
temperate opinions
synonyms:
moderate, restrained, self-controlled
antonyms:
inordinate, intemperate
similar words:
abstemious, balanced, composed, conservative, equable, mellow, middle-of-the-road, mild, self-possessed
definition 2: moderate in amount or quality; not excessive.
synonyms:
average, moderate
antonyms:
immoderate
similar words:
mean, normal, ordinary, standard, typical, usual
definition 3: characterized by moderate temperatures and relatively mild weather.
the temperate zones
synonyms:
balmy, clement, mild
similar words:
calm, clear, fair, gentle, halcyon, moderate, sunny
definition 4: not overindulging in alcoholic drink.
Leading a temperate life became the law during Prohibition.
synonyms:
abstemious, abstinent, sober
antonyms:
intemperate
similar words:
moderate, on the wagon, teetotaling
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derivations: temperately (adv.), temperateness (n.)
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