Definitions for intemperanceɪnˈtɛm pər əns, -prəns

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word intemperance

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

  3. Origin: [F. intemprance, L. intemperantia. See In- not, and Temperance.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plutarch:

    Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.


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