|a.||1.||Moderate; not excessive; |
|2.||Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; |
|3.||Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; |
|4.||Proceeding from temperance.|
|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"|
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"|
intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
|3.||temperate - not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his response to criticism"|