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- n. the quality of being moderate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being moderate; temperateness; moderation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being moderate; temperateness; a middle state between extremes: as, the moderateness of the heat: used commonly of things,. as moderation is of persons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
- n. quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
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I have never attacked a moderate, though I confess to not understanding "moderateness" as an ideological position.
I find it somewhat aggravating that your constant complaints that I am battering straw men doesn't stop you from simply ascribing a political moderateness that I have neither shown nor hold; your sensitivity to misrepresentation evidently does not run in more than one direction.
Neither of them stack up to the policies and principles that I want to see, and my potentially voting for either of them just legitimizes their right-wingness and moderateness.
Unless there is a power shift in the monarchy to some degree of moderateness, Wefaq's options are limited.
Following recent research indicating that moderate legislators receive greater financial support, we test whether or not Political Action Committees (PACs) are willing to support financially those who send false signals of moderateness.
This study uses the voter-shopping construct to analyze signaling of moderateness in the U.S. Senate.
Instead, we get the spectacle of people like Senator Olympia Snowe, the "moderate" Republican from Maine, enjoying the full benefits of government-funded health care -- and being treated with the utmost respect for her moderateness -- while insisting that only serious people such as herself realize that government-funded health insurance should not even be an option for the unwashed masses.
He complains that Muslims are wrongly accused of al-taqiyya whilst not appearing to realise that, for all his displays of moderateness, his own tendency towards al-taqqiya is writ large in this article.
This week Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has asked his supporters to use that prayerful call and the wearing of the color green as symbols "of spirituality, freedom, religious mentality and moderateness and [our] revolutionary roots."
As one example of his moderateness: Obama listened to the House Republicans, and incorporated their input into his stimulus bill, only to have none of them vote for it.