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intemperate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intemperate  \In*tem`per*ate\,  v.  t. 
  To  disorder.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intemperate  \In*tem`per*ate\,  a.  [L.  intemperatus  See  {In-} 
  not  and  {Temperate}.] 
  1.  Indulging  any  appetite  or  passion  to  excess;  immoderate  to 
  enjoyments  or  exertion. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  addicted  to  an  excessive  or  habitual  use  of 
  alcoholic  liquors. 
 
  3.  Excessive;  ungovernable;  inordinate;  violent;  immoderate; 
  as  intemperate  language,  zeal,  etc.;  intemperate  weather. 
 
  Most  do  taste  through  fond  intemperate  thirst. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Use  not  thy  mouth  to  intemperate  swearing.  --Ecclus. 
  xxiii.  13. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intemperate 
  adj  1:  (of  weather  or  climate)  not  mild;  subject  to  extremes;  "an 
  intemperate  climate";  "intemperate  zones"  [ant:  {temperate}] 
  2:  excessive  in  behavior;  "intemperate  rage"  [ant:  {temperate}] 
  3:  given  to  excessive  indulgence  of  bodily  appetites  especially 
  for  intoxicating  liquors 




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