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English definition of “intemperate”

intemperate

adjective     /ɪnˈtem.pər.ət/ US  /-pɚ-/ formal
(of a person or their behaviour or speech) not controlled and too extreme or violent: an intemperate outburst intemperate language The governor said he would not be provoked into intemperate action.Uncontrolled intemperately     /-li/ adverb intemperance     /-əns/ noun [U]
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