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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Definitions for intemerate

  1. Inviolate; undefiled; unsullied; pure.

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Citations for intemerate
The rain smelled cool and earthy, and with her eyes closed it sounded louder and nearer; it seemed to be in the room, falling small and touchless upon her; it was clear, intemerate as the sky. Fred Chappell, The Inkling
Did you know, sir, that I can trace my intemerate ancestry to Adam through the paternal line, and to Eve through the maternal line? Andrew Drummond, Handbook of Volapük
Origin of intemerate
Intemerate comes from the Latin root emerā which meant "to violate, desecrate." The prefix in- means "not" as in the words indefensible and inexpensive.