from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being temperate.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being temperate; moderateness; temperance.

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  • noun The characteristic of being temperate.

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

  • noun moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
  • noun exhibiting restraint imposed on the self


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  • Susan Boyle is a model of that virtue (for which 'temperateness' is a better translation than the now-ruined 'temperance')


  • Susan Boyle is a model of that virtue (for which 'temperateness' is a better translation than the now-ruined 'temperance')


  • After I had drunk half a dozen glasses, my policy of temperateness in mind, I decided that I had had enough for that time.

    Chapter 9

  • When it is considered that there is no public-house in all the island and that seven thousand souls dwell therein, some idea may be gained of the temperateness of the community.


  • His was a wise and instinctive temperateness that savored of the


  • In this sense, whatever its temperateness and generality, the Cairo speech played for higher stakes than any strategist in an earlier mold could have advised or foreseen. —

    Advice to the Prince

  • Its orderly vistas open receptive minds to the symmetry, balance, proportion and temperateness of our political institutions and the civil society that sustains our common purposes.

    The Statue Sweepstakes

  • It needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again.

    Bruce Springsteen: From the Stage at the Vote For Change Rally in Philadelphia

  • The first is "restraint, mildness, temperateness."

    12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004

  • Hence, too, man himself is here freer of soul than elsewhere, for this temperateness of the climate prevails in all things.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000


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