Translation of temperance in Spanish:

temperance

Pronunciation: /ˈtempərəns/

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  • 1.1 (moderation) [formal] templanza (f) [formal], moderación (f), temperancia (f) [formal]
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    • The idea that social regeneration might come through the adoption of temperance, as temperance advocates argued, encountered some criticism from a minority of churchmen, particularly High Anglicans.
    • Though temperance advocates acknowledged that either male or female drinking destroyed domestic happiness, they often reserved their harshest opprobrium for women's drunkenness.
    • The appearance of temperance societies, sometimes supported by the medical establishment, caused many to re-evaluate the role of wine in diet and medicine.
    1.2 (abstinence from alcohol) abstinencia (f) de bebidas alcohólicas; (before n) [movement/league] antialcohólico

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