HyperDic: temperate

English > 3 senses of the word temperate:
ADJECTIVEalltemperate(of weather or climate) free from extremes / extremes
alltemperatenot extreme / extreme in behavior
alltemperate, moderatenot extreme / extreme
temperate > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mperaht; teh'mpraht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > temperate: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of weather or climate) free from extremes / extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate.
Examples
  • "a temperate region"
  • "the temperate zones"
  • "temperate plants"
Narrowercold-temperateThe colder parts of temperate waters
equablenot varying
See alsoclement(of weather or climate) physically mild
Oppositeintemperate(of weather or climate) not mild
Nounstemperatenessmoderate weather
English > temperate: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot extreme / extreme in behavior.
Examples
  • "temperate in his habits"
  • "a temperate response to an insult"
  • "temperate in his eating and drinking"
Narrowerabstemious, lightmarked by temperance in indulgence
moderate, restrainedmarked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes / extremes
See alsomildmoderate in type or degree or effect or force
moderateWithin reasonable or average limits
Oppositeintemperateexcessive in behavior
Spanishfrugal, moderado, temperado
Catalanfrugal, moderat, temperat
Nounstemperatenessexhibiting restraint imposed on the self
Adverbstemperatelywithout extravagance
temperatelyin a sparing manner
English > temperate: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot extreme / extreme.
Example "temperate in his response to criticism"
Synonymmoderate
Broadermildmoderate in type or degree or effect or force
Spanishmoderado
Catalanmoderat

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