Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being moderate; temperateness; moderation.

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  • noun the quality of being moderate

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

  • noun the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
  • noun quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes

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Examples

  • I have never attacked a moderate, though I confess to not understanding "moderateness" as an ideological position.

    A Question For Joe Klein: Who Are The "Extremists"?

  • 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.

    OCD

  • Unless there is a power shift in the monarchy to some degree of moderateness, Wefaq's options are limited.

    Bahrain Protester Sentenced to Death

  • 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.

    Think Progress » Red Cross financial aid Scott Brown voted to kill now assisting Massachusetts relief efforts in Haiti.

  • This study uses the voter-shopping construct to analyze signaling of moderateness in the U.S. Senate.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • 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.

    Experience Goods....or Bads?

  • This study uses the voter-shopping construct to analyze signaling of moderateness in the U.S. Senate.

    Experience Goods....or Bads?

  • 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.

    Jonathan Weiler: The Great Disconnect

  • 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.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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