HyperDic: temperance

English > 3 senses of the word temperance:
NOUNattributetemperance, moderationthe trait of avoiding / avoiding excesses
acttemperance, sobrietyabstaining from excess
acttemperancethe act of tempering
temperance > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mperahns; teh'mprahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > temperance: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe trait of avoiding / avoiding excesses.
Synonymmoderation
Narrowerabstemiousnessmoderation in eating and drinking / drinking
sobriety, drynessmoderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
Broadernatural virtue(scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
restraint, controldiscipline in personal and social activities
OppositeintemperanceThe quality of being intemperate
Spanishmoderación, temperancia, templanza
Catalanmoderació, moderança, temprança
English > temperance: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningabstaining from excess.
Synonymsobriety
BroaderabstinenceAct or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
Spanishsobriedad, temperancia
English > temperance: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of tempering.
Broadercombination, combining, compoundingThe act of combining things to form a new whole / whole
Verbstemperharden by reheating and cooling in oil
temperbring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

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