Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a moderate manner, or to a moderate degree, amount, or extent; not excessively: as, water moderately warm.

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

  • adverb In a moderate manner or degree; to a moderate extent.

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

  • adverb In a moderate manner.
  • adverb To a moderate extent or degree.

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

  • adverb with moderation; in a moderate manner
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

Etymologies

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moderate +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In the early 1990s, the center began using electric shocks, which it characterizes as moderately painful.''

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  • S.n. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said he could end up voting for S.tomayor but wants to make sure she is the judge with what he called a moderately liberal record, not a liberal activist.

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  • S.n. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said he could end up voting for S.tomayor but wants to make sure she is the judge with what he called a moderately liberal record, not a liberal activist.

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  • S.n. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said he could end up voting for S.tomayor but wants to make sure she is the judge with what he called a moderately liberal record, not a liberal activist.

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  • S.n. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said he could end up voting for S.tomayor but wants to make sure she is the judge with what he called a moderately liberal record, not a liberal activist.

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  • If I hit the gym three noon hours each week, I can keep in moderately good condition.

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  • They essentially get paid a bonus because having them stay put and perform moderately is preferable to the risk of trying to hire a better replacement.

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  • Bait and switch for bass works best in moderately thick cover: Beds of lily pads, scattered logs or standing timber, or patches of dense milfoil or hydrilla mixed with small pockets of open water are all good examples.

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  • Patients came for problems they themselves classified as moderately severe.

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  • Patients came for problems they themselves classified as moderately severe.

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