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English noun: moderation

1. moderation (attribute) quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level

Narrower (hyponym)golden mean, reasonableness

Attributeimmoderate, moderate

Antonymsimmoderateness, immoderation

2. moderation (event) a change for the better

Synonymseasing, relief

Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

Narrower (hyponym)breath of fresh air, disembarrassment

3. moderation (attribute) the trait of avoiding excesses


Broader (hypernym)control, natural virtue, restraint

Narrower (hyponym)abstemiousness, dryness, sobriety


4. moderation (act) the action of lessening in severity or intensity

SamplesThe object being control or moderation of economic depressions.


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

Narrower (hyponym)abatement

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