Synonyms and Antonyms of intemperance
1 habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants in his harangue on the perils of drink, the prohibitionist claimed that intemperance has always been the number one destroyer of marriages Synonyms alcoholism, drunkenness, insobriety, intemperateness Related Words inebriety, intoxication; bibulousness, dipsomania; debauchery, dissoluteness Near Antonyms abstention, abstinence, teetotalism Antonyms sobriety, temperance
2 a propensity for extremes in one's actions, beliefs, or habits there's a wearisome intemperance in his verbal attacks against any and all who dare to disagree with him Synonyms excessiveness, exorbitance, immoderacy, immoderation, insobriety, excess, intemperateness, nimietyRelated Words extravagance, prodigality; extremism, irrationality, radicalism, unreasonablenessAntonyms moderateness, moderation, temperance, temperateness
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