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Pronunciation:  in'tempurit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
  2. [adj]  excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
  3. [adj]  (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes; "an intemperate climate"; "intemperate zones"

INTEMPERATE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: big(a), hard(a), heavy, heavy(a), indulgent, uncontrolled, unrestrained, untempered
 Antonyms: temperate
 See Also: immoderate, inclement, intense



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*tem`per*ate\, a. [L. intemperatus. See {In-}
    not, and {Temperate}.]
    1. Indulging any appetite or passion to excess; immoderate to
       enjoyments or exertion.
    2. Specifically, addicted to an excessive or habitual use of
       alcoholic liquors.
    3. Excessive; ungovernable; inordinate; violent; immoderate;
       as, intemperate language, zeal, etc.; intemperate weather.
             Most do taste through fond intemperate thirst.
             Use not thy mouth to intemperate swearing. --Ecclus.
                                                   xxiii. 13.
  2. \In*tem`per*ate\, v. t.
    To disorder. [Obs.]
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