Synonyms and Antonyms of temperance
1 an avoidance of extremes in one's actions, beliefs, or habits my father attributes his ripe old age to temperance in all things, especially eating and drinking Synonyms moderateness, moderation, temperateness Related Words constraint, control, discipline, restraint, self-control, self-discipline; middle-of-the-roadism; asceticism, austerity, frugality, mortification, sacrifice, self-command, self-containment, self-denial, self-mastery; abnegation, abstention, avoidance, eschewal, forbearance; rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibility, sensibleness; abstinence, soberness, sobriety, teetotalism Near Antonyms excess, superfluity; extremeness, extremity; unconstraint, unrestraint; extremism, radicalness; irrationality, unreasonableness; insobriety Antonyms excessiveness, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, intemperance, intemperateness
2 voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites practices a blue-blooded temperance that his parvenu neighbors will never understand Synonyms continence, self-abnegation, self-denial, sobriety, abstinenceRelated Words control, forbearance, restraint; discipline, self-command, self-control, self-discipline, self-mastery; asceticism, austerityNear Antonyms gluttony, greed, rapaciousness, rapacity, voraciousness, voracity; hedonism, sensuality, sybaritismAntonyms self-indulgence
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