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English adjective: intemperate

1. intemperate (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes

SamplesAn intemperate climate.
Intemperate zones.

See alsoinclement


2. intemperate excessive in behavior

SamplesIntemperate rage.

Similarbig, heavy

See alsoimmoderate, intense


3. intemperate given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

SamplesA hard drinker.

Synonymshard, heavy


Antonymsnonindulgent, strict

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