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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


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


3. temperate not extreme

SamplesA moderate penalty.
Temperate in his response to criticism.




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