in moderation

Definition of in moderation

:in a way that is reasonable and not excessive :in a moderate way
  • She believes in doing things in moderation.
  • Some people say that drinking alcohol in moderation can be good for you.

Word by Word Definitions

moderate play moderation
  1. : avoiding extremes of behavior or expression : observing reasonable limits

  2. : calm, temperate

  3. : tending toward the mean or average amount or dimension

  1. : to lessen the intensity or extremeness of

  2. : to preside over or act as chairman of

  3. : to act as a moderator

  1. : one who holds moderate views or who belongs to a group favoring a moderate course or program


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