HyperDic: moderation

English > 4 senses of the word moderation:
NOUNattributemoderation, moderatenessquality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes
eventmoderation, easing, reliefa change for the better
attributemoderation, temperancethe trait of avoiding / avoiding excesses
actmoderation, mitigationthe action of lessening in severity or intensity
moderation > pronunciation
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English > moderation: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningQuality of being moderate and avoiding extremes / extremes.
AttributesimmoderateBeyond reasonable limits
moderateWithin reasonable or average limits
Narrowergolden meanThe middle between extremes / extremes
reasonablenessmoderation in expectations
Broaderdegree, grade, levelA position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
Oppositeimmoderation, immoderatenessThe quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
Verbsmoderatemake less fast or intense
moderatemake less strong or intense
moderatelessen the intensity of
English > moderation: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA change for the better.
Synonymseasing, relief
Narrowerbreath of fresh airA welcome relief
disembarrassmentSomething that extricates you from embarrassment
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Spanishaligeración, aligeramiento, alivio, desahogo, descanso, moderación, respiro, sosiego
Catalanalleugeriment, alleujament, descans
English > moderation: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe trait of avoiding / avoiding excesses.
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
Nounsmoderationista moderate drinker (as opposed to a total abstainer)
English > moderation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe action of lessening in severity or intensity.
Example"the object being control or moderation of economic depressions"
NarrowerabatementThe act of abating
Broaderdecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Verbsmoderatemake less severe or harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh

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