moderation


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mod·er·ate

 (mŏd′ər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme: a moderate price.
2. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate: a moderate climate.
3.
a. Of medium or average quantity or extent.
b. Of limited or average quality; mediocre.
4. Opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion.
n.
One who holds or champions moderate views or opinions, especially in politics or religion.
v. (mŏd′ə-rāt′) mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing, mod·er·ates
v.tr.
1. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
2. To preside over: She was chosen to moderate the convention.
v.intr.
1. To become less extreme, intense, or violent; abate.
2. To act as a moderator.

[Middle English moderat, from Latin moderātus, past participle of moderārī, to moderate; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mod′er·ate·ly adv.
mod′er·ate·ness n.
mod′er·a′tion n.
Synonyms: moderate, qualify, temper
These verbs mean to make less extreme or intense: moderated the severity of his rebuke by remaining calm; qualified her criticism by noting some strong points; tempered my harsh comments before writing the report.
Antonym: intensify

moderation

(ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the state or an instance of being moderate; mildness; balance
2. the act of moderating
3. in moderation within moderate or reasonable limits

mod•er•a•tion

(ˌmɒd əˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the quality of being moderate; restraint; temperance.
2. the act of moderating.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moderation - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremesmoderation - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
golden mean - the middle between extremes
reasonableness - moderation in expectations; "without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"
immoderateness, immoderation - the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
2.moderation - a change for the better
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
disembarrassment - something that extricates you from embarrassment
breath of fresh air - a welcome relief; "the new management was like a breath of fresh air"
3.moderation - the trait of avoiding excessesmoderation - the trait of avoiding excesses  
natural virtue - (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
dryness, sobriety - moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
abstemiousness - moderation in eating and drinking
4.moderation - the action of lessening in severity or intensity; "the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
abatement - the act of abating; "laws enforcing noise abatement"

moderation

in moderation moderately, within reason, within limits, within bounds, in moderate quantities Many of us are able to drink in moderation.
Quotations
"Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative" [Henry Kissinger]
Proverbs
"Moderation in all things"

moderation

noun
Avoidance of extremes of opinion, feeling, or personal conduct:
Translations
إعْتِدالاعْتِدَالٌتَعْديل
mírnoststřídmostumírněnostzmírňování
mådeholdmed mådeafdæmpning
maltillisuus
umjerenost
mérséklés
hóf, hófsemistilling, minnkun
適度
온건
zmierňovanie
återhållsamhet
ความพอประมาณ
aşırılığa kaçmadanaşırıya kaçmamahafiflemeılımlılık
sự điều độ

moderation

[ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən] Nmoderación f
in moderationcon moderación

moderation

[ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃən] nmodération f
to show moderation → se montrer modéré
to drink in moderation → boire avec modération
everything in moderation → user de tout avec modération

moderation

nMäßigung f; in moderationmit Maß(en)

moderation

[ˌmɒdəˈreɪʃn] nmoderazione f, misura
in moderation (eat, drink) → in quantità moderata, con moderazione

moderate

(ˈmodəreit) verb
to make or become less extreme. He was forced to moderate his demands; Gradually the pain moderated.
(-rət) adjective
1. keeping within reasonable limits; not extreme. The prices were moderate; moderate opinions.
2. medium or average; not particularly good. workmanship of moderate quality.
noun
a person whose views are not extreme. Politically, she's a moderate.
ˈmoderately adverb
ˈmoderateness (-rət-) noun
ˌmodeˈration noun
1. the quality of being moderate. Alcohol isn't harmful if it's taken in moderation.
2. (an) act of moderating. There has been some moderation in the force of the gale.

moderation

اعْتِدَالٌ střídmost mådehold Mäßigkeit μετριοπάθεια moderación maltillisuus modération umjerenost moderazione 適度 온건 gematigdheid måtehold umiarkowanie moderação умеренность återhållsamhet ความพอประมาณ ılımlılık sự điều độ 适度

moderation

n. moderación, sobriedad.

moderation

n moderación f
References in classic literature ?
But I have heard that, with some persons, temperance - that is, moderation - is almost impossible; and if abstinence be an evil
This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy.
To say truth, the wisest man is the likeliest to possess all worldly blessings in an eminent degree; for as that moderation which wisdom prescribes is the surest way to useful wealth, so can it alone qualify us to taste many pleasures.
The even carriage between two factions, proceedeth not always of moderation, but of a trueness to a man's self, with end to make use of both.
The moderation with which old age is pictured by Cephalus as a very tolerable portion of existence is characteristic, not only of him, but of Greek feeling generally, and contrasts with the exaggeration of Cicero in the De Senectute.
Le Grand has given in one dissertation an example of great moderation, in deviating from the temper of his religion, but in the others has left proofs that learning and honesty are often too weak to oppose prejudice.
To employ such license at all obtrusively is, no doubt, grotesque; but in any mode of poetic diction there must be moderation.
Elton being the adoration of all the teachers and great girls in the school; and it must be at Hartfield only that she could have any chance of hearing him spoken of with cooling moderation or repellent truth.
The national government, in such cases, will not be affected by this pride, but will proceed with moderation and candor to consider and decide on the means most proper to extricate them from the difficulties which threaten them.
When the power is in the hands of part of the community only, it is an oligarchy and this also admits of different customs; for whenever the officers of the state are chosen out of those who have a moderate fortune, and these from that circumstance are many, and when they depart not from that line which the law has laid down, but carefully follow it, and when all within the census are eligible, certainly it is then an oligarchy, but founded on true principles of government [1298b] from its moderation.
She unlocked the door and went into the dining-room to find her lunch laid on the table and a note from aunt Jane saying that they had gone to Moderation with Mrs.
She was sensible and clever; but eager in everything: her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.