- 1Lack of moderation or restraint: his occasional intemperance of toneMore example sentences
overindulgence, overconsumption, intemperateness, immoderation, lack of restraint, abandon, lack of self-control; excess, excessiveness, extravagance, prodigality, profligacy, lavishness; self-indulgence, self-gratification; debauchery, decadence, wantonness, dissipation, dissolution, dissolutenessdrinking, hard/heavy drinking, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, dipsomania; drunkenness, intoxication, inebriation, insobriety, tipsiness
- 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: a warning about female intemperanceMore 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.