tem´per|ate|ness


tem´per|ate|ness
tem|per|ate «TEHM puhr iht, -priht», adjective.
1. not very hot, and not very cold: »

a temperate climate.

2. moderate; self-restrained; using self-control: »

She spoke in a temperate manner, not favoring either side especially.

SYNONYM(S): calm, dispassionate. See syn. under moderate. (Cf.moderate)
3. a) moderate in using alcoholic drinks: »

He is a temperate man, and never drinks too much.

b) = abstemious. (Cf.abstemious)
4. Music. tempered.
5. of or having to do with the Temperate Zone: »

New Zealand supported…the orderly marketing…of temperate agricultural products (London Times).

[< Latin temperātus restrained; duly regulated, past participle of temperāre (originally) observe due measure; see etym. under temper (Cf. ↑temper)]
tem´per|ate|ly, adverb.
tem´per|ate|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tem´per|ate|ly — tem|per|ate «TEHM puhr iht, priht», adjective. 1. not very hot, and not very cold: »a temperate climate. 2. moderate; self restrained; using self control: »She spoke in a temperate manner, not favoring either side especially. SYNONYM(S): calm,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tem|per|ate — «TEHM puhr iht, priht», adjective. 1. not very hot, and not very cold: »a temperate climate. 2. moderate; self restrained; using self control: »She spoke in a temperate manner, not favoring either side especially. SYNONYM(S): calm, dispassionate …   Useful english dictionary

  • tem·per·ate — /ˈtɛmprət/ adj 1 : having temperatures that are not too hot or too cold temperate climates/forests/regions/zones 2 formal : emotionally calm and controlled They had a temperate discussion. He is a temperate man …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|tem´per|ate|ly — in|tem|per|ate «ihn TEHM puhr iht, priht», adjective. 1. not moderate; lacking self control; excessive: »intemperate anger, an intemperate appetite. Use not thy mouth to intemperate swearing (Ecclesiasticus 23:13). He remained silent in the face… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|tem|per|ate — «ihn TEHM puhr iht, priht», adjective. 1. not moderate; lacking self control; excessive: »intemperate anger, an intemperate appetite. Use not thy mouth to intemperate swearing (Ecclesiasticus 23:13). He remained silent in the face of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sub|tem|per|ate — «suhb TEHM puhr iht», adjective. of, having to do with, or found in the colder regions of the Temperate Zone …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tem´per|er — tem|per «TEHM puhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. state of mind; disposition; mood: »She has a sweet temper. She was in no temper to be kept waiting. SYNONYM(S): humor. See syn. under disposition. (Cf. ↑disposition) …   Useful english dictionary

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