Synonyms and Antonyms of temperance
1 an avoidance of extremes in one's actions, beliefs, or habits <my father attributes his ripe old age to temperance in all things, especially eating and drinking> Synonyms moderateness, moderation, temperateness Related Words constraint, control, discipline, restraint, self-control, self-discipline; middle-of-the-roadism; asceticism, austerity, frugality, mortification, sacrifice, self-command, self-containment, self-denial, self-mastery; abnegation, abstention, avoidance, eschewal, forbearance; rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibility, sensibleness; abstinence, soberness, sobriety, teetotalism Near Antonyms excess, superfluity; extremeness, extremity; unconstraint, unrestraint; extremism, radicalness; irrationality, unreasonableness; insobriety Antonyms excessiveness, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, intemperance, intemperateness
2 voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <practices a blue-blooded temperance that his parvenu neighbors will never understand> Synonyms continence, self-abnegation, self-denial, sobriety, abstinenceRelated Words control, forbearance, restraint; discipline, self-command, self-control, self-discipline, self-mastery; asceticism, austerityNear Antonyms gluttony, greed, rapaciousness, rapacity, voraciousness, voracity; hedonism, sensuality, sybaritismAntonyms self-indulgence
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