Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not temperate or moderate; excessive, especially in the use of alcoholic beverages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking moderation, temper or control
  • v. To disorder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Indulging any appetite or passion to excess; immoderate in enjoyment or exertion.
  • adj. addicted to an excessive or habitual use of alcoholic liquors.
  • adj. Excessive; ungovernable; inordinate; violent; immoderate.
  • transitive v. To disorder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Immoderate in conduct or action; not exercising or characterized by proper moderation: as, intemperate in labor or in zeal; intemperate in study.
  • In a restricted sense, immoderate in the use of intoxicating drink; given to excessive drinking.
  • Immoderate in measure or degree; excessive; inordinate; violent: as, intemperate language; intemperate actions; an intemperate climate.

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

  • adj. excessive in behavior
  • adj. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
  • adj. (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes

Etymologies

in- +‎ temperate (Wiktionary)

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