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Definition of Intemperate

Babylon English

lacking moderation, overindulgent; lacking self-control, unrestrained (in speech or actions); that tends to drink too much alcoholic beverages
Intemperate Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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immoderately| intemperately
Intemperate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To disorder.
  
(a.)
Specifically, addicted to an excessive or habitual use of alcoholic liquors.
  
(a.)
Indulging any appetite or passion to excess; immoderate to enjoyments or exertion.
  
(a.)
Excessive; ungovernable; inordinate; violent; immoderate; as, intemperate language, zeal, etc.; intemperate weather.
  
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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. use not thy mouth to intemperate swearing. xxiii. 13.
intemperate
\in*tem`per*ate\ (?), v. t. to disorder. [obs.]
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

WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes; "an intemperate climate"; "intemperate zones"
(antonym) temperate
(see-also) inclement
2. excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
(antonym) temperate
(similar) big(a), heavy(a)
(see-also) immoderate
3. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
(similar) indulgent