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temperate

adjective

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1 avoiding extremes in behavior or expression
  • rather temperate in his appraisal of the movie, calling it good but not great

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2 marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low
  • escaped a cold Midwestern winter by vacationing in a more temperate climate down south

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3 given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites
  • a soft-spoken, serious-minded person of temperate habits

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The first known use of temperate was in the 14th century

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“Temperate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/temperate. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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