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- n. The quality of being intemperate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being intemperate; excessive indulgence of any appetite or passion.
- n. Severity of weather; inclemency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being intemperate; want of moderation; excessive indulgence: as, the intemperateness of appetite or passion.
- n. Disturbance of atmospheric conditions; excess of heat or cold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. consumption of alcoholic drinks
- n. excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
With such prudence of the humors, with God's help, you will keep far away the intemperateness which is the cause of early aging and an early death.
Ms. Gornick reflects on the "raging intemperateness" of the era's feminist rhetoric—"marriage is an institution of oppression"; "love is rape"; "sleeping with the enemy"—and realizes now that reform wasn't the goal.
However indignant and hotheaded he might appear, his intemperateness could rapidly be defused by humor or kindness.
"Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness."
Perhaps we should all be thankful for Scalia's intemperateness, which has had the salutary effect of marginalizing him on the Court.
Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness.
But of course, under faux neutrality, we'll never hear anything about that or the wealth of other examples of McCain's intemperateness.
Will "tut-tuts" Webbs "intemperateness", then lectures him on proper use of the English language in improperly using "infinite", then dwells on Webb saying politicans have not addressed growing wealth divides in America, by class.
And this intemperateness is as much an impediment as once again bringing religious qualifications into elections.
Though, when our servants celebrate the festivals of Saturn or go in procession at the time of the rural bacchanals, you would scarcely brook the hollowing and din they make, if the intemperateness of their joy and their insensibleness of decorum should make them act and speak such things as these: —