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Meaning of INTEMPERATENESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites
  2. [n]  consumption of alcoholic drinks
 

INTEMPERATENESS is a 15 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: intemperance, self-indulgence
 
 See Also: boozing, crapulence, dissipation, dissolution, drink, drinking, drunkenness, jag, licentiousness, profligacy, vice

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*tem`per*ate*ness\, n.
1. The state of being intemperate; excessive indulgence of
   any appetite or passion; as, intemperateness in eating or
   drinking.

2. Severity of weather; inclemency. --Boyle.

         By unseasonable weather, by intemperateness of the
         air or meteors.                       --Sir M. Hale.

 

 

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