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intemperate

adjective uk   /ɪnˈtem.pər.ət/ us    /-pɚ-/ formal
showing anger or violence that is too extreme and not well controlled: an intemperate outburst intemperate language The governor said he would not be provoked into intemperate action.
intemperately
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
intemperance
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
Translations of “intemperate”
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或其言行)無節制的,過激的,放縱的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或其言行)无节制的,过激的,放纵的…
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