What does the word intemperate mean?

Usage examples for intemperate

  1. There was much abuse of it, but in general people used it as a matter of course, without thinking they were any more responsible for the drunkards than they were for the intemperate in eating. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  2. He wanted temperance, and instead, he was continually troubled with the intemperate. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  3. The intemperate joy of the crowd over the rashness of Wilkes was due in part to a feeling of bitterness against the British Government. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson