Origin of intemperate
Examples from the Web for intemperate
It means “them,” the 18- and 19-year-old volunteers who take on the brunt of our intemperate, accountability-free military policy.The 1 Percent Army: Andrew Bacevich on How America Lost the Military|Phil Klay|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His conduct is boorish and intemperate; his views are anachronistic and absurd; his moral authority is zilch.Remove a Stain on the Supreme Court by Impeaching Justice Scalia|David R. Dow|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But in so doing he appeared to be either forgetful of or intemperate towards a sizeable chunk of his own governing coalition.
He is often intemperate in tone—Morris "heaps deceit upon deceit"—which almost always is a sign of a weak argument.
Indeed, the Republicans reaction to Immelt's appointment was both unconstructive and intemperate.
Every one of course expected a contradiction as hot and intemperate as was the accusation.The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
By what I gathered from him he had been an inn-keeper, and had become an intemperate man.
They were not traitors to the Reform cause, and intemperate attacks on them might be disastrous to that cause.George Brown|John Lewis
Intemperate drinking is ever the result of what has been misnamed temperate drinking.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
Then he altered his note, and became as intemperate in his chagrin, as he had been before immoderate in his mirth.The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Part I.|Tobias Smollett
"characterized by excessive indulgence in a passion or appetite," late 14c., from Latin intemperatus "untempered, inclement, immoderate," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + temperantia (see temperance). Related: Intemperately.