Definition of intemperance
: lack of moderation; especially : habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants
Examples of intemperance in a Sentence
in his harangue on the perils of drink, the prohibitionist claimed that intemperance has always been the number one destroyer of marriages
there's a wearisome intemperance in his verbal attacks against any and all who dare to disagree with him
Recent Examples of intemperance from the Web
Republicans have bet for months that Mr. Trump would destroy his own campaign through sheer intemperance or incompetence.
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First Known Use of intemperance
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Definition of intemperance for Students
: lack of self-control (as in satisfying an appetite)
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