Definition of Temperance

1. Noun. The trait of avoiding excesses.

Exact synonyms: Moderation
Generic synonyms: Natural Virtue, Control, Restraint
Specialized synonyms: Dryness, Sobriety, Abstemiousness
Derivative terms: Moderationist
Antonyms: Intemperance

2. Noun. Abstaining from excess.
Exact synonyms: Sobriety
Generic synonyms: Abstinence

3. Noun. The act of tempering.
Generic synonyms: Combination, Combining, Compounding
Derivative terms: Temper, Temper

Definition of Temperance

1. n. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.

Definition of Temperance

1. Proper noun. (English female given name). ¹

2. Noun. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors. ¹

3. Noun. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness. ¹

4. Noun. One of the seven heavenly virtues. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) State with regard to heat or cold; temperature. ¹

6. Noun. (tarot): temperance; the fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Temperance

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Temperance

1. Abstinence from alcohol. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Temperance

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1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1898)
"PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO temperance. (Lately added to the New York Public Library. ... Address on the unscriptural nature of' temperance societies, n pp. ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1898)
"PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO temperance. (Lately added to the New York Public Library. ... Address on the unscriptural nature of temperance societies, n pp. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"temperance agitation has influenced legislation for 75 years, ... As a result temperance agitators have gradually come out stronger and stronger for ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Total Abstinence and temperance Laws: It is a mistake to think that the effort to secure the legal suppression of the liquor traffic is a later and more ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"temperance. This word has long been used to characterize the movement for the temperate use of ... The Buddhists, Taoists and Confucians taught temperance. ..."

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