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moderate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of moderate

  1. 1 avoiding extremes in behavior or expression he was only a moderate drinker, generally stopping after a couple of glasses of wine Synonyms of moderate temperate Words Related to moderate controlled, curbed, disciplined, inhibited, restrained, self-controlled, self-denying, self-disciplined; calculated, deliberate, measured; levelheaded, rational, reasonable, sensible; average, mediocre, medium, modest, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), so-so; normal, ordinary, regular, routine, typical, usual Near Antonyms of moderate excessive, extreme, inordinate, radical; irrational, unreasonable, unreasoning; extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), rabid; unbridled, unchecked, uncontrolled, unrestrained Antonyms of moderate immoderate, intemperate

  2. 2 avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas the principal's moderate position on cell phones is that students can use them at school but only for emergencies Synonyms of moderate central, centrist, middle-of-the-road Words Related to moderate conventional, nonrevolutionary, orthodox, traditional; levelheaded, rational, reasonable, sensible; neutral Near Antonyms of moderate excessive; conservative, reactionary, rightist; leftist, liberal, progressive; fanatic (or fanatical), rabid, subversive, violent; agitating, exciting, fomenting, incendiary, inciting, inflammatory, instigating, provocative, provoking; rabble-rousing; dissenting Antonyms of moderate extremist, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra

  3. 3 being about midway between extremes of amount or size a moderate snowfall was forecast for the region Synonyms of moderate average, intermediate, mean, median, medium, middling, midsize (also midsized), middle, modestWords Related to moderate reasonable; common, commonplace, conventional, normal, popular, regular, routine, standard, typical, usual; adequate, passable, tolerableNear Antonyms of moderate excessive, extreme; exceptional, rare, strange, uncommon, unusual; distinctive, idiosyncratic, special, unique; individual, peculiar, private

  4. 4 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low a city that is celebrated for its moderate climate Synonyms of moderate balmy, equable, genial, gentle, mild, clement, soft, temperateWords Related to moderate clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny; calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, tranquil; delightful, fine, pleasantNear Antonyms of moderate blustering, blustery, breezy, gusty, rough, squally, stormy, windy; misty, rainy, showery; bleak, cloudy, dismal, foggy, gloomy, gray (also grey), hazy, overcast, sunless; bitter, dirty, foul, nasty, rawAntonyms of moderate harsh, inclement, intemperate, severe


moderate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of moderate

  1. a person who holds moderate views to the community's detriment, moderates were often shouted down at town meetings by the local hotheads Synonyms of moderate middle-of-the-roader, centristWords Related to moderate progressive, reformer; accommodationist, compromiserNear Antonyms of moderate conservative, reactionary, rightist, right-winger; leftist, left-winger, liberalAntonyms of moderate extremist, radical, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultraist


moderate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of moderate

  1. to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually the wind began to moderate as the night wore on Synonyms of moderate abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, decrease, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneWords Related to moderate compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms of moderate appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of moderate accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax



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