Definitions for intemperanceɪnˈtɛm pər əns, -prəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•tem•per•anceɪnˈtɛm pər əns, -prəns(n.)

  1. immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.

  2. excessive indulgence of appetite or passion.

  3. lack of moderation or restraint.

Origin of intemperance:

1400–50; late ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intemperance(noun)

    the quality of being intemperate

  2. intemperance, intemperateness(noun)

    consumption of alcoholic drinks

  3. intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence(noun)

    excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

    "the intemperance of their language"


  1. intemperance(Noun)

    Lack of moderation or temperance; excess

  2. intemperance(Noun)

    Drunkenness; gluttony

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intemperance(noun)

    the act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions

  2. Intemperance(noun)

    specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors


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