Definition of Intemperance

1. Noun. The quality of being intemperate.

Generic synonyms: Unrestraint
Specialized synonyms: Gluttony
Antonyms: Temperance



2. Noun. Consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Exact synonyms: Intemperateness
Generic synonyms: Vice
Specialized synonyms: Boozing, Crapulence, Drink, Drinking, Drunkenness
Derivative terms: Intemperate

3. Noun. Excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence. "The intemperance of their language"

Definition of Intemperance

1. n. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the appetites or passions.

Definition of Intemperance

1. Noun. Lack of moderation or temperance; excess ¹

2. Noun. Drunkenness; gluttony ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intemperance

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Medical Definition of Intemperance

1. Lack of proper self-control, usually in reference to the use of alcoholic beverages. Compare: incontinence. Origin: L. Intemperantia, fr. In-, neg. + temperantia, moderation (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Intemperance

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1. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1880)
"IT is sometimes said : ';Slavery was destroyed by law; why cannot intemperance be treated in the same radical way?" A constitutional amendment brought the ..."

2. The Christian Examiner (1830)
"Sweetser on intemperance. we are perfectly certain, has amounted to a total ... Ji Dissertation on intemperance, to which was awarded the Premium offered ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"The larger portion of the less serious crimes, The question of crime in Massachusetts thus resolves itself into a question of intemperance, pure and simple ..."

4. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"intemperance. people seemed to be aware that of the hundreds of wretches who filled the poorhouses and workhouses or were supported by taxation as ..."

5. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1879)
"THE DUTY OF THE CHURCH IN RELATION TO intemperance. The CHAIRMAN. I HAVE to announce that His ... It is admitted by all classes intemperance is a blot and a ..."

6. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Is cowardice a greater vice than intemperance ? R. One vice may be compared with another either in respect of its matter or object, or in respect of the man ..."

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