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intemperate
American English: /ɪnˈtɛmp(ə)rət/
British English: /ɪnˈtɛmp(ə)rət/

Translation of intemperate in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (unrestrained)
    (anger/joy)
    desaforado
    inmoderado
    an intemperate outburst
    un desafuero
    un exabrupto
    1.2 (addicted to drink) [euphemistic]
    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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