intemperateness

1
as in excessiveness
a propensity for extremes in one's actions, beliefs, or habits a talk show that seems to select political pundits mostly for their exhibitionistic intemperateness

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as in alcoholism
habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants as far as the townspeople are concerned, the students at the local college seem to be far more noteworthy for their intemperateness than for their intellectualism

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“Intemperateness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intemperateness. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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