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intemperate

[ in-tem-per-it, -prit ]
/ ɪnˈtɛm pər ɪt, -prɪt /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of intemperate

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word intemperātus.See in-3, temperate

OTHER WORDS FROM intemperate

in·tem·per·ate·ly, adverbin·tem·per·ate·ness, noun
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How to use intemperate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for intemperate

intemperate
/ (ɪnˈtɛmpərɪt, -prɪt) /

adjective
consuming alcoholic drink habitually or to excess
indulging bodily appetites to excess; immoderate
unrestrainedintemperate rage
extreme or severean intemperate climate

Derived forms of intemperate

intemperance or intemperateness, nounintemperately, adverb
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