intemperate


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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 ?
Bertha Mason, the true daughter of an infamous mother, dragged me through all the hideous and degrading agonies which must attend a man bound to a wife at once intemperate and unchaste.
But, though luxurious, the Norman nobles were not generally speaking an intemperate race.
The second will be espoused with caution by those who will seriously consider the difficulty of collecting men dispersed over the whole Union; the injury to the innocent, from the procrastinated determination of the charges which might be brought against them; the advantage to the guilty, from the opportunities which delay would afford to intrigue and corruption; and in some cases the detriment to the State, from the prolonged inaction of men whose firm and faithful execution of their duty might have exposed them to the persecution of an intemperate or designing majority in the House of Representatives.
The necessity of a senate is not less indicated by the propensity of all single and numerous assemblies to yield to the impulse of sudden and violent passions, and to be seduced by factious leaders into intemperate and pernicious resolutions.
I suffered myself to use intemperate language to my wife.
Le Quoi soon recovered his presence of mind and his decorum; and he briefly apologized to the ladies for one or two very intemperate expressions that had escaped him in a moment of extraordinary excitement, and, remounting his horse, he continued in the background during the remainder of the visit, the wit of Kirby putting a violent termination, at once, to all negotiations on the subject of trade.
Such an one,' said the lama, disregarding the dogs, 'is impolite to strangers, intemperate of speech and uncharitable.
Now do they set forth how it will doubtless be remembered that some time back a painful sensation was created in the public mind by a case of mysterious death from opium occurring in the first floor of the house occupied as a rag, bottle, and general marine store shop, by an eccentric individual of intemperate habits, far advanced in life, named Krook; and how, by a remarkable coincidence, Krook was examined at the inquest, which it may be recollected was held on that occasion at the Sol's Arms, a well-conducted tavern immediately adjoining the premises in question on the west side and licensed to a highly respectable landlord, Mr.
They were narrow and intemperate and perverse as any I had heard him advocate as the firebrand of the Debating Society in my first term.
for he who is intemperate [1260a] and a coward will never do what he ought: it is evident then that both parties ought to be virtuous; but there is a difference between them, as there is between those who by nature command and who by nature obey, and this originates in the soul; for in this nature has planted the governing and submitting principle, the virtues of which we say are different, as are those of a rational and an irrational being.
I could not help reflecting bodingly upon the intemperate zeal with which middle-aged men are apt to surfeit themselves upon a seductive folly which they have tasted for the first time.
N-no, I have never given him money, and he knows well that I will never give him any; because I am anxious to keep him out of intemperate ways.