temperate


temperate

adjective

Definition of TEMPERATE

1
avoiding extremes in behavior or expression <rather temperate in his appraisal of the movie, calling it good but not great>
Synonyms temperate
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>
3
given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <a soft-spoken, serious-minded person of temperate habits>

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