: in a moderate manner
lived moderately
a moderately priced car [=a car that is not too expensive]
: to a moderate degree or extent : rather, fairly
a moderately hot day
a moderately effective treatment

Examples of moderately in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Federal Reserve has hinted at moderately lower interest rates this year, which could open more financing options for developers. Danny Nguyen, Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2024 On the other hand, women with high intake had a 29% to 45% greater risk of heart disease than their moderately drinking counterparts. Lauryn Higgins, Health, 10 Apr. 2024 The auditor deemed our house moderately porous—no surprise, given its age—but didn’t see anything obvious to plug. Tik Root, WIRED, 30 Mar. 2024 Stage six of the disease, which Bell has, consists of severe cognitive decline and moderately severe dementia. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2024 Only 25 percent strongly or moderately opposed that right. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 20 Mar. 2024 The auditor deemed our house moderately porous — no surprise, given its age — but didn’t see anything obvious to plug. Tik Root, Grist, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024 Released on Singleton's unfortunately named Plantation Records, Color Me Country spawned three moderately successful singles, and the album peaked at No. 40, spending two weeks on the country charts. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 29 Mar. 2024 Why would anybody greenlight a spinoff about a minor character who appeared in a smattering of episodes of two moderately successful series over a period of 14 years? Phillip MacIak, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moderately was in the 14th century

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“Moderately.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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