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English noun: intemperance

1. intemperance (attribute) the quality of being intemperate


Broader (hypernym)unrestraint


Narrower (hyponym)gluttony


Antonymstemperance, moderation

2. intemperance (act) consumption of alcoholic drinks


Synonymsintemperateness


Broader (hypernym)vice


Narrower (hyponym)boozing, crapulence, drink, drinking, drunkenness

3. intemperance (act) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence


SamplesThe intemperance of their language.


Synonymsintemperateness, self-indulgence


Broader (hypernym)humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering


Narrower (hyponym)dissipation, dissolution, fling, jag, licentiousness, looseness, profligacy, spree









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