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 (ĭn-tĕm′pər-ĭt, -prĭt)
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intemperateness - consumption of alcoholic drinks
vice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
boozing, crapulence, drink, drinking, drunkenness - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
2.intemperateness - excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence; "the intemperance of their language"
spree, fling - a brief indulgence of your impulses
dissipation, licentiousness, profligacy, dissolution, looseness - dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
jag - a bout of drinking or drug taking
humoring, indulging, pampering, indulgence - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
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Both because of political fractiousness among expatriates, especially between communist and non-communist opponents of Hitler, and because many expatriate intellectuals feared his political intemperateness, Gumbel gradually lost his political voice.