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English adjective: temperate

1. temperate (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate


SamplesA temperate region.
The temperate zones.
Temperate plants.


Similarcold-temperate, equable


See alsoclement


Antonymsintemperate

2. temperate not extreme in behavior


SamplesTemperate in his habits.
A temperate response to an insult.
Temperate in his eating and drinking.


Similarabstemious, light, moderate, restrained


See alsomild, moderate


Antonymsintemperate

3. temperate not extreme


SamplesA moderate penalty.
Temperate in his response to criticism.


Synonymsmoderate


Similarmild


Antonymsintense









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