- given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
- immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion.
- not temperate; unrestrained; unbridled.
- extreme in temperature, as climate.
Origin of intemperate
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Examples from the Web for intemperately
The criminal was execrated at the South and intemperately defended at the North.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
"Jes' cut loose from home an' mammy," he continued, intemperately.A Man of Two Countries
Acquiesce gracefully, not intemperately, in the prevailing sentiment.The Secret Service.
Albert D. Richardson
Then Rosie's vegetables were so very good, and so intemperately abundant!Six Girls and Bob
Marion Ames Taggart
I became interested—I became agitated; in short, I found a new kind of stimulus, and I indulged in it most intemperately.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
- consuming alcoholic drink habitually or to excess
- indulging bodily appetites to excess; immoderate
- unrestrainedintemperate rage
- extreme or severean intemperate climate
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Word Origin and History for intemperately
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