intemperate

If a climate is intemperate, its temperatures might be extreme. If a person is intemperate, his moods might be extreme. Being intemperate is all about avoiding moderation.

Intemperate is a combination of the prefix in- meaning "not" and the Latin temperantia meaning "moderation." When you are intemperate, you are not doing things in moderation; you lack self-control. It's often a word used when describing the tendency someone has to indulge excessively in liquor. An alcoholic is intemperate — overindulging and depending on alcohol.

DEFINITIONS OF: intemperate

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adj excessive in behavior

intemperate rage”
Synonyms
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
immoderate
beyond reasonable limits
big, heavy
prodigious
Antonyms:
temperate
not extreme in behavior
mild
moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme
moderate
being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme
abstemious, light
marked by temperance in indulgence
moderate, restrained
marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
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adj given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Synonyms:
hard, heavy
indulgent
characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

adj (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes

“an intemperate climate”
intemperate zones”
Synonyms
inclement
(of weather or climate) severe
Antonyms:
temperate
(of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
clement
(of weather or climate) physically mild
cold-temperate
the colder parts of temperate waters
equable
not varying
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