Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an intemperate manner; immoderately; excessively.

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

  • adverb In an intemperate manner; immoderately; excessively; without restraint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an intemperate manner.

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

  • adverb indulging excessively

Etymologies

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intemperate +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Sen. Durbin intemperately reprises his old argument which is essentially that price fixing is bad unless the government is the one fixing the prices.

    So It's OK if It Is the Government That Fixes Prices?

  • Boldly, perhaps intemperately, Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen assert that the tea party movement "is here to stay, and that represents a fundamental and generational transformation of American politics."

    Three books on the Tea Party, reviewed by Steven Levingston

  • Boldly, perhaps intemperately, Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen assert that the tea party movement "is here to stay, and that represents a fundamental and generational transformation of American politics."

    Three books on the Tea Party, reviewed by Steven Levingston

  • The other man, who has not even so much as introduced himself, smiles at Isaac, which causes the old man to sigh intemperately.

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  • It has produced its first report on the expenses claimed by MPs in the new parliament, indicating a marked decline in the overall sum now claimed from the taxpayer, and it has been praised (grudgingly) and criticised (intemperately) by some MPs, up to and including the prime minister himself, who has decreed the new system to be "not acceptable".

    MPs' expenses: Not a special case | Editorial

  • Boldly, perhaps intemperately, Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen assert that the tea party movement "is here to stay, and that represents a fundamental and generational transformation of American politics."

    Three books on the Tea Party, reviewed by Steven Levingston

  • “He spoke so—intemperately—that I had to restrain myself from using my stick on him.”

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • “He spoke so—intemperately—that I had to restrain myself from using my stick on him.”

    DIAMOND RUBY

  • Anna Zubrzycki, the company's co-founder, lends Lady Macbeth a steely determination, but relies overmuch on sforzando by which odd phrases are intemperately bellowed.

    Macbeth - review

  • “He spoke so—intemperately—that I had to restrain myself from using my stick on him.”

    DIAMOND RUBY

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