What does intemperance mean?

Definitions for intemperanceɪnˈtɛm pər əns, -prəns

Here are all the 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intemperance

    in-tem′pėr-ans, n. want of due restraint: excess of any kind: habitual indulgence in intoxicating liquor.—n. Intem′perant, one who is intemperate.—adj. Intem′perate, indulging to excess any appetite or passion: given to an immoderate use of intoxicating liquors: passionate: exceeding the usual degree: immoderate.—adv. Intem′perately.—n. Intem′perateness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intemperance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intemperance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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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