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intemperate

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtempərət/

Translation of intemperate in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (unrestrained) [anger/joy] desaforado, inmoderado an intemperate outburst un desafuero, un exabrupto 1.2 (addicted to drink) [euphemistic/eufemístico] inmoderado (en la bebida)
    Example sentences
    • Devout New England Puritans were not unusually promiscuous or intemperate.
    • Why had she married this rakish, intemperate man - this man who drank himself to an early demise?
    • But the hopefulness with which Joey starts the summer rapidly devolves into confusion and fright as he tries to manage his remorseful, fetching, intemperate, hyperactive, and alcoholic father.
    1.3 (severe) [climate] inclemente, riguroso
    Example sentences
    • I take offence at the suggestion, which would be refuted by anyone present in the Committee, that my behaviour was intemperate, immoderate, or offensive, if that word was used, as well.
    • A hastily penned memo from the heir to the throne, and an intemperate radio outburst from the Education Secretary, says everything about the entrenched positions of royalty and New Labour.
    • But his explanation for his intemperate outburst does not inspire confidence.

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