Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “temperate”

temperate

adjective uk   /ˈtem.pər.ət/ /-prət/ us    /-pɚ.ət/

temperate adjective (WEATHER)

environment (of weather conditions) neither very hot nor very cold: a temperate climateDescribing good weather biology describes plants that grow naturally in places where the weather is neither very hot nor very coldCool

temperate adjective (BEHAVIOUR)

formal If someone's behaviour is temperate, it is calm and controlled.
Opposite
Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
(Definition of temperate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of temperate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “temperate” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Cool

“temperate”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More