Part of speech: adjective

not excessive

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Observing moderation; not indulging in intoxicating liquors.

Part of speech: adjective

Moderate as regards temperature.

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Usage examples "temperate":

  1. Always sober, always temperate, indulging in no licentious pleasures, sleeping on a mere bear's skin, devoting only a few hours, and even those with regret, to sleep; dividing his time between study and business, generous, susceptible of friendship, and an enemy to all pomp, and pride, and ostentation. - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
  2. With very little imagination, he possessed great stability himself and great belief in the stability of things in general, a character of the traditional kind known as " northern," though it would be much more just to describe it as the " temperate" or " central" type of man. - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.
  3. Such was the first Partition Treaty, a treaty which has been during five generations confidently and noisily condemned, and for which scarcely any writer has ventured to offer even a timid apology, but which it may perhaps not be impossible to defend by grave and temperate argument. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.