Definition of intemperance in English:

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intemperance

Pronunciation: /inˈtemp(ə)rəns/

noun

1Lack of moderation or restraint: his occasional intemperance of tone
More example sentences
  • Later reactions against the Canon were a recognition of the intemperance of behaviorism.
  • Rovers are expected to be clean minded, clean willed and able to control intemperance and lead morally upright lives.
  • Nature offers a healing medicine, and arrests the death which his intemperance has provoked.
1.1Excessive indulgence, especially in alcohol.
Example sentences
  • In short, her husband's intemperance caused her affliction.
  • Much early nineteenth-century discussion of female intemperance centered on the damage it did to family life.
  • An intemperate man has strong temptation to plead: he began with conviviality, and only arrives at solitary intemperance as the ultimate degradation.

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Syllabification: in·tem·per·ance

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