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in·tem·per·ance

(in-tem'pĕr-ăns),
Lack of proper self-control, usually in reference to the use of alcoholic beverages. Compare: incontinence (2).
[L. intemperantia, fr. in-, neg. + temperantia, moderation]

intemperance

[intem′pərəns]
Etymology: L, in, not, temperare, to moderate
excessive indulgence in eating, drinking, or other lifestyle functions.

intemperance

Lack of restraint in personal indulgence in any activity, such as alcoholic consumption, likely to be harmful in excess.
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I am delighted that the Prime Minister has made this statement and admitted what I said was right and those who attacked me were wrong, intemperate and cheap.
His hyperbolic, intemperate language serves no-one well.
In his intemperate rant against shooting sports he uses phrases like "trail of destruction and death", "gunned down" and "mass slaughter".
One needs only to take note of Professor Raphael's intemperate mindset to find the answer.
No-one could ever accuse this august journal of intemperate feminism so we must look for the serious economic point.
MUMBAI: India's independence leader Mohandas K Gandhi's family is planning a series of protests in an attempt to pressure the Indian government to intervene on behalf of the leader's grandson, who was removed as president of a US peace centre over intemperate remarks about Israel and Jews, family members said Friday.
My language towards Sir Michael was intemperate at best and disrespectful, which he, as a pillar of society and decency, does not deserve.
Boissoin did not just express his disagreement with homosexuals and his opposition to gay rights; he called for a war against homosexuals, using very intemperate language that demeaned homosexuals and incited hatred against them.
29 relating to Criteria and Procedure Regarding Intemperate Use and Lack of Fitness in Eligibility and Disciplinary Matters; [section]213.
Various bishops also issued similarly intemperate statements, calling abortion an "abominable crime," similar to "capital punishment" and an "attack on civilization.
We did not see the need for your intemperate language, though, and feel that the "Three-Mile Island toilet" epithet was especially hurtful, given the pride we take in our product.
Ann Coulter, whose intemperate attacks on the 9/11 widows should have exiled her from polite society, received a hero's welcome.