from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a temperate manner or degree.
  • Without over-indulgence in eating, drinking, or the like; abstemiously; soberly.
  • Without violence or extravagance; dispassionately; calmly; sedately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a temperate manner.

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  • adverb In a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb without extravagance
  • adverb with restraint
  • adverb in a sparing manner; without overindulgence


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