Word:

Temperate

Tem´per`ate
a.1.Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
2.Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
She is not hot, but temperate as the morn.
- Shak.
3.Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy.
- Franklin.
4.Proceeding from temperance.
The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air.
- Pope.
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.
v. t.1.To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper.
Adj.1.temperate - (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
Antonyms:
intemperate - (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes; "an intemperate climate"; "intemperate zones"
2.temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
Antonyms:
intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
3.temperate - not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"
Synonyms: moderate
abstemious, abstentious, abstinent, aestival, ascetic, austere, bland, blood-hot, blood-warm, bracing, calid, celibate, chaste, checked, chill, chilly, cold sober, composed, constant, continent, 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, 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
Translate Temperate to German, Translate Temperate to French
Browse
Temeration
Temerity
Temerous
Temnospondyli
temp
Tempean
Temper
Temper screw
Tempera
Temperable
Temperament
Temperamental
temperamentally
Temperance
Temperance society
Temperancy
-- Temperate --
temperate rain forest
Temperate Zone
Temperately
Temperateness
Temperative
Temperature
temperature change
temperature gradient
temperature reduction
temperature scale
Temperature sense
temperature unit
Tempered
Temperer
Tempering
Tempering color
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home