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Synonyms and Antonyms of temperate

  1. 1 avoiding extremes in behavior or expression <rather temperate in his appraisal of the movie, calling it good but not great> Synonyms moderateRelated Words controlled, curbed, disciplined, inhibited, restrained, self-controlled, self-denying, self-disciplined; calculated, deliberate, measured; levelheaded, rational, reasonable, sensible; average, mediocre, medium, modest, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), so-so; normal, ordinary, regular, routine, typical, usualNear Antonyms excessive, extreme, inordinate, radical; irrational, unreasonable, unreasoning; extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), rabid; unbridled, unchecked, uncontrolled, unrestrainedAntonyms immoderate, intemperate

  2. 2 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low <escaped a cold Midwestern winter by vacationing in a more temperate climate down south> Synonyms balmy, equable, genial, gentle, mild, moderate, soft, clementRelated Words clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, tranquil; delightful, fine, pleasantNear Antonyms blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, rough, squally, stormy, windy; misty, rainy, showery; bleak, cloudy, dismal, foggy, gloomy, gray (also grey), hazy, overcast, sunless; bitter, dirty, foul, nasty, rawAntonyms harsh, inclement, intemperate, severe

  3. 3 given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <a soft-spoken, serious-minded person of temperate habits> Synonyms abstentious, abstinent, continent, self-abnegating, self-denying, sober, abstemiousRelated Words ascetic (also ascetical), austere; disciplined, self-controlled, self-disciplined, self-governedNear Antonyms gluttonous, greedy, rapacious, voracious; Cyrenaic, hedonistic, self-pleasing, sensual, sybaritic, voluptuous, voluptuary; masturbatory, onanisticAntonyms self-indulgent

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