:avoiding extremes of behavior or expression :observing reasonable limits
- Though very much in favor of the measure, he expressed himself in moderate language.
:tending toward the mean or average amount or dimension
- a family of moderate income
:having average or less than average quality :mediocre
- wrote moderate poetry to the end of his life
- —Carl Van Doren
:not violent, severe, or intense
:professing or characterized by political or social beliefs that are not extreme
- had left-wing, moderate, and right-wing candidates vying for the nomination
:limited in scope or effect
- His new wealth had only a moderate effect on his way of life.
:not expensive :reasonable or low in price
- a moderate price for a new house
of a color
:of medium lightness and medium chroma