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in·tem·per·ate

 (ĭn-tĕm′pər-ĭt, -prĭt)
adj.
1. Not temperate or moderate, especially in rhetoric or tone; unrestrained: an intemperate denunciation. See Synonyms at excessive.
2. Given to excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.

in·tem′per·ate·ly adv.
in·tem′per·ate·ness n.

intemperate

(ɪnˈtɛmpərɪt; -prɪt)
adj
1. consuming alcoholic drink habitually or to excess
2. indulging bodily appetites to excess; immoderate
3. unrestrained: intemperate rage.
4. (Physical Geography) extreme or severe: an intemperate climate.
inˈtemperance, inˈtemperateness n
inˈtemperately adv

in•tem•per•ate

(ɪnˈtɛm pər ɪt, -prɪt)

adj.
1. given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
2. immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion.
3. showing lack of moderation or due restraint, as in action or speech; unrestrained; unbridled.
4. extreme in temperature, as climate.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
in•tem′per•ate•ly, adv.
in•tem′per•ate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intemperate - (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes; "an intemperate climate"; "intemperate zones"
inclement - (of weather or climate) severe
temperate - (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
2.intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
3.intemperate - given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"
indulgent - characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents"

intemperate

Translations

intemperate

[ɪnˈtempərɪt] ADJ [person] (= immoderate) → desmedido, destemplado; (= drunken) → dado a la bebida, que bebe con exceso; [climate] → inclemente

intemperate

[ɪnˈtɛmpərət] adj
[language, remark] → exagéré(e)
The tone of the article is intemperate → Le ton de l'article est exagéré.
(old-fashioned) (drinking too much)intempérant(e)

intemperate

adj
person (= lacking moderation)unmäßig, maßlos; (= addicted to drink)trunksüchtig
climateextrem; windheftig; zeal, hasteübermäßig
language, commentausfallend, unbeherrscht

intemperate

[ɪnˈtɛmprɪt] (frm) adj (remarks, response, opinion) → privo/a di autocontrollo; (climate) → rigido/a; (habits) → smoderato/a; (person, lacking moderation) → intemperante; (drinking too much) → intemperante nel bere
References in classic literature ?
It is not impossible that these circumstances may have occasionally betrayed me into intemperances of expression which I did not intend; it is certain that I have frequently felt a struggle between sensibility and moderation; and if the former has in some instances prevailed, it must be my excuse that it has been neither often nor much.
As for the progeny of unions too self-indulgent about wanton sex: "Nature speaks plainer in her Reproofs of that Crime than I dare do," Defoe claimed, and the revolting effects were visible for several generations: "The Product of those impure and unlawful, however matrimonial Liberties, carry the indelible Marks of their Parents unhappy Excesses and Intemperances in their Fa ces," where "scrophulous Humours break out, in Scabs and Blisters" and in the "blotch'd and bladdred Skin of their Posterity" (61-S).
Venables in the morning, dirty and unkempt, "lolling in an armchair, in a dirty powdering gown, soiled linen, ungartered stockings, and tangled hair, yawning and stretching himself," exhibiting the signs of a squeamish stomach "produced by the last night's intemperance," which he took no pains to conceal.