intemperately


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.intemperately - indulging excessively; "he drank heavily"
References in classic literature ?
Stubb was a high liver; he was somewhat intemperately fond of the whale as a flavorish thing to his palate.
Panelo says the President is only 'waiting for the facts to set in' (a curious choice of words, as though facts were malleable and needed time to fix)-but this is the same President who has threatened to go to war against Canada over trash, and spoken intemperately about the United States.
The climate for introducing reforms was not helped by one of Bachelet's senior ministers who announced intemperately that Bachelet was going to take a retroexcavadora (the marvellously descriptive Spanish word for a backhoe) to the foundations of the post-Pinochet polity.
The idiotic helicopter controversy raised by a desperate opposition made worse by the poor math of Imran's otherwise adequate information minister has fizzled out and so is the even more idiotic fracas between his wife's ex-husband and a policeman who was intemperately transferred in the darkness of the night by an amateur Punjab chief minister.
An office holder who exceeded his status in consumption and display was said to lack appropriate self-control, and the act of 'eating' (di, or 'consuming') in this manner carried royal sanctions and penalties for intemperately vain and offensive behaviour.
He likewise encourages Asya to exercise restraint in her speech and gestures, internalising her emotions rather than expressing them too intemperately. She works hard to live up to Saif's feminine ideal, dressing in the beige tones that he likes and attempting to curb her storytelling instincts by summing things up 'in a nutshell.' Small wonder that, like the 19th century Russian novels Asya admires, this novel culminates in Asya's adultery.
Because despite repeatedly claiming that he wishes only to argue that general jurisprudence is relatively less interesting than meta-ethics--specifically, that general jurisprudence's alleged focus on law's formal normativity is less interesting than meta-ethics' focus on puzzles concerning the character of "full-blooded normativity"--Enoch repeatedly reaches conclusions which range considerably, and, at times, intemperately, beyond this.
Donald Trump intemperately campaigned for a "complete and
Yet if that I take it intemperately, My soule and body may be hurt thereby.
Teenagers have managed to communicate intemperately about their desire to get it on--often right underneath the noses of their guardians--since at least imperial Japan; court ladies anxiously awaited morning-after haikus in one of the world's first novels, Murasaki Shikibu's 11th century Tale of the Genji.
The Los Angeles Daily Times reported that "[t]he suit brought by Abbot Kinney against the County Clerk and certain inmates of the Soldiers' Home to deprive the veterans of the right to vote has been discussed temperately and intemperately, and aroused a great deal of feeling." (346) The article added, "The question raised by Abbot Kinney is one of importance not only to the old soldiers, but to the people at large.
Also, as behavior of individual is intemperately influenced by demographic characteristics like gender, age, education, income, etc.