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temperance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of temperance

  1. 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 of temperance moderateness, moderation, temperateness Words Related to temperance 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 of temperance excess, superfluity; extremeness, extremity; unconstraint, unrestraint; extremism, radicalness; irrationality, unreasonableness; insobriety Antonyms of temperance excessiveness, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, intemperance, intemperateness

  2. 2 voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites practices a blue-blooded temperance that his parvenu neighbors will never understand Synonyms of temperance continence, self-abnegation, self-denial, sobriety, abstinenceWords Related to temperance control, forbearance, restraint; discipline, self-command, self-control, self-discipline, self-mastery; asceticism, austerityNear Antonyms of temperance gluttony, greed, rapaciousness, rapacity, voraciousness, voracity; hedonism, sensuality, sybaritismAntonyms of temperance self-indulgence


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