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moderation

Synonyms of moderation in English:

noun

  • 1 he urged them to show moderation
  • 2 a moderation of their confrontational style
    relaxation, easing (off), reduction, abatement, weakening, slackening, tempering, softening, diminution, diminishing, lessening;
    decline, modulation, modification, mitigation, allaying
    informal letup
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    Phrases

    in moderation

    1
    I quit drinking because I wasn't able to drink in moderation
    in moderate quantities/amounts, within (sensible) limits;
    moderately

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