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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


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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