Definitions for intemperanceɪnˈtɛm pər əns, -prəns

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

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. intemperance(Noun)

    Lack of moderation or temperance; excess

  2. intemperance(Noun)

    Drunkenness; gluttony

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]


Find a translation for the intemperance definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these intemperance definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"intemperance." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for intemperance? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for intemperance:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.