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adjective (BEHAVIOUR)    /ˈtem.pər.ət/ /-prət/ US  /-pɚ.ət/ formal
If someone's behaviour is temperate, it is calm and controlled. → Opposite intemperateControlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
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