intemperance


intemperance

noun

Definition of INTEMPERANCE

1
habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants <in his harangue on the perils of drink, the prohibitionist claimed that intemperance has always been the number one destroyer of marriages>
2
a propensity for extremes in one's actions, beliefs, or habits <there's a wearisome intemperance in his verbal attacks against any and all who dare to disagree with him>

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