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Adjective temperate has 3 senses


temperatea. [L. temperatus, p. p. of temperare. See Temper, v. t.].
  •  Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.  [1913 Webster]
    "She is not hot, but temperate as the morn."  [1913 Webster]
    "That sober freedom out of which there springs
    Our loyal passion for our temperate kings.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.  [1913 Webster]
    "Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Proceeding from temperance.  [1913 Webster]
    "The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air."  [1913 Webster]
Temperate zone (Geog.), that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; -- so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.
Syn. -- Abstemious; sober; calm; cool; sedate.
temperatev. t. 
     To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.  [1913 Webster]
    "It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath."  [1913 Webster]


temperate, adj.
1 avoiding excess; self-restrained.
2 moderate.
3 (of a region or climate) characterized by mild temperatures.
4 abstemious.

temperate zone the belt of the earth between the frigid and the torrid zones.
temperately adv. temperateness n.
ME f. L temperatus past part. of temperare: see TEMPER



abstemious, abstentious, abstinent, aestival, ascetic, austere, bland, blood-hot, blood-warm, bracing, calid, calm, celibate, chaste, checked, chill, chilly, cold sober, composed, constant, continent, controlled, cool, coolish, curbed, disciplined, discreet, dispassionate, equable, equatorial, even, even-tempered, forbearing, fresh, frugal, genial, gentle, grave, imperturbable, indulgent, invigorating, judicious, luke, lukewarm, measured, mild, mild as milk, moderate, modest, nonviolent, pacifistic, peaceable, peaceful, prudent, puritanical, quiet, rational, reasonable, regulated, restrained, room-temperature, sane, sedate, self-denying, self-indulgent, self-possessed, self-restrained, sensible, serene, serious, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, soft, solemn, sparing, stable, staid, steady, stimulating, stinting, subtropical, summery, sunny, sunshiny, tame, teetotal, tepid, thermal, thermic, toasty, tranquil, tropical, undrunk, undrunken, unexcessive, unexcited, unextreme, unfrozen, unimpassioned, uninebriate, uninebrious, unintoxicated, unperturbed, unruffled, untipsy, warm, warm as toast, warmish




N inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability, even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion, tolerance, patience, coolth, passiveness, hebetude, hebetation, impassibility, stupefaction, coolness, calmness, composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid, tranquility, serenity, quiet, quietude, peace of mind, mental calmness, staidness, gravity, sobriety, Quakerism, philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper, self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins, presence of mind, submission, resignation, sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude, patience of Job, patience on a monument, patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill', moderation, repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling, restraint, tranquillization, inexcitable, unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, unpassionate, dispassionate, cold-blooded, irritable, enduring, stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed, sober, sober minded, grave, sober as a judge, grave as a judge, sedate, demure, cool-headed, easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm, quiet as a mouse, tranquil, serene, cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard, undemonstrative, temperate, composed, collected, unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned, unoffended, unresisting, meek, tolerant, patient, patient as Job, submissive, tame, content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike, gentle as a lamb, suaviter in modo, mild as mothers milk, soft as peppermint, armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, like patience on a monument smiling at grief, aequo animo, in cold blood, more in sorrow than in anger, Int, patience!, and shuffle the cards, cool calm and collected, keep calm in the midst of a storm, adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspec, quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes, they also serve who only stand and wait.


N moderation, lenity, temperateness, gentleness, sobriety, quiet, mental calmness, moderating, anaphrodisia, relaxation, remission, mitigation, tranquilization, assuagement, contemporation, pacification, measure, juste milieu, golden mean, ariston metron, moderator, lullaby, sedative, lenitive, demulcent, antispasmodic, carminative, laudanum, rose water, balm, poppy, opiate, anodyne, milk, opium, poppy or mandragora, wet blanket, palliative, moderate, lenient, gentle, mild, mellow, cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured, tempered, calm, unruffled, quiet, tranquil, still, slow, smooth, untroubled, tame, peaceful, peaceable, pacific, halcyon, unexciting, unirritating, soft, bland, oily, demulcent, lenitive, anodyne, hypnotic, sedative, antiorgastic, anaphrodisiac, mild as mother's milk, milk and water, moderately, gingerly, piano, under easy sail, at half speed, within bounds, within compass, in reason, est modue in rebus, pour oil on troubled waters.


N temperance, moderation, sobriety, soberness, forbearance, abnegation, self-denial, self-restraint, self-control, frugality, vegetarianism, teetotalism, total abstinence, abstinence, abstemiousness, Encratism, prohibition, system of Pythagoras, system of Cornaro, Pythagorism, Stoicism, vegetarian, Pythagorean, gymnosophist, teetotaler, abstainer, designated driver, Encratite, fruitarian, hydropot, temperate, moderate, sober, frugal, sparing, abstemious, abstinent, within compass, measured, on the wagon, on the water wagon, dry, Pythagorean, vegetarian, teetotal, appetitus rationi obediant, l'abstenir pour jouir c'est l'epicurisme de la rai, trahit sua quemque voluptas.

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