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1 avoiding extremes in behavior or expression

  • he was only a moderate drinker, generally stopping after a couple of glasses of wine
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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
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3 being about midway between extremes of amount or size

  • a moderate snowfall was forecast for the region
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4 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low

  • a city that is celebrated for its moderate climate
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moderate

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a person who holds moderate views

  • to the community's detriment, moderates were often shouted down at town meetings by the local hotheads
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