moderation

Eating foods in moderation is a key to maintaining a healthy diet. That means you have a little bit of everything, rather than gorging, say, on steak and ice cream.

The word moderation describes a middle ground often in either behavior or political opinions. When a politician tries not to be too extreme to the left or right, he is using moderation to hold a middle ground in the hopes of getting as many voters as possible. Moderation can also be the act of tempering an extreme. Try a moderation of your coffee habit, and cut down from 8 cups a day to 2.

Primary Meanings of moderation

1.
n
quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
2.
n
a change for the better
Full Definitions of moderation
1

n quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes

Synonyms:
moderateness
Antonyms:
immoderateness, immoderation
the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
Types:
golden mean
the middle between extremes
reasonableness
moderation in expectations
Type of:
degree, grade, level
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

n the trait of avoiding excesses

Synonyms:
temperance
Antonyms:
intemperance
the quality of being intemperate
Types:
dryness, sobriety
moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
abstemiousness
moderation in eating and drinking
Type of:
natural virtue
(scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
control, restraint
discipline in personal and social activities

n the action of lessening in severity or intensity

“the object being control or moderation of economic depressions”
Synonyms:
mitigation
Types:
abatement
the act of abating
abatement of a nuisance, nuisance abatement
(law) the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance
Type of:
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
the act of decreasing or reducing something
2

n a change for the better

Synonyms:
easing, relief
Types:
disembarrassment
something that extricates you from embarrassment
breath of fresh air
a welcome relief
Type of:
alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

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