intemerate

[ in-tem-er-it ]
/ ɪnˈtɛm ər ɪt /

adjective

inviolate; undefiled; unsullied; pure.

Origin of intemerate

1485–95; < Latin intemerātus, equivalent to in- in-3 + temerā(re) to violate, desecrate + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms

in·tem·er·ate·ly, adverbin·tem·er·ate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intemerate

intemerate

/ (ɪnˈtɛmərɪt) /

adjective

rare not defiled; pure; unsullied

Derived Forms

intemerately, adverbintemerateness, noun

Word Origin for intemerate

C15: from Latin intemerātus undefiled, pure, from in- 1 + temerāre to darken, violate, from temere rashly
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