Intemperate meaning

ĭn-tĕm'pər-ĭt, -prĭt
The definition of intemperate is excessive and not mild, or indulging in alcohol to an extreme level.

Weather where it is freezing and snowing one day and 90 degrees the next is an example of intemperate or extreme weather.

When you consume five beers in one sitting, this is an example of an intemperate occasion.

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Not temperate or moderate, especially in rhetoric or tone; unrestrained.

An intemperate denunciation.

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Given to excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
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Not temperate.
  • Not moderate; lacking restraint; excessive.
  • Severe or violent; inclement.
    An intemperate wind.
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Drinking too much alcoholic liquor.
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Intemperate language; intemperate zeal.

Bad week for: Jeremy Clarkson, who has become a hate figure in Malaysia after launching an intemperate attack on a Malaysian built car - The Week, 14 April 2007, 609, 4.

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Indulging any appetite or passion to excess, especially the drinking of alcohol.
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(obsolete) To disorder.
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Origin of intemperate