Synonyms and Antonyms of intemperance

  1. 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. 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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