Definition of temperate in English:

temperate

Line breaks: tem¦per|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛmp(ə)rət
 
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adjective

  • 1Relating to or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures: sage can be grown outdoors in cool, temperate climates Chile has one of the largest temperate forests in the southern hemisphere
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    • The temperate climate has mild to warm summers and cool winters.
    • Belarus has a temperate continental climate, with a mild and humid winter, a warm summer, and a wet autumn.
    • The climate is temperate and is more mild and humid along the western marine coast.
    Synonyms
    mild, clement, pleasant, agreeable, benign; gentle, balmy, fair

Derivatives

temperately

adverb
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  • In a tiny lane contrived alongside that terrible scene his wife, more temperately than he deserves, alerts him to his insane action.
  • Once we have these moral virtues, not only are we disposed to act in accordance with them - to act temperately, liberally, courageously, justly - but we also desire to do so and take pleasure in doing so.
  • The collocation of the phrase ‘for the purposes of identification only’ with the words ‘more particularly delineated on the plan drawn hereon’ may be said to be unfortunate; and in that I think I speak temperately.

temperateness

noun
More example sentences
  • Is the educated, temperate public right to wonder about the temperateness of many educators?
  • The choice we make for ourselves must be made with a moderation of counsel and a temperateness for judgement befitting our character and our motives as a nation.
  • After I had drunk half a dozen glasses, my policy of temperateness in mind, I decided that I had had enough for that time.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'not affected by passion or emotion'): from Latin temperatus 'mingled, restrained', from the verb temperare.

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