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adjective as in drunken

adjective as in excessive

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For that we have Dmitry Rogozin—an intemperate man in what demands to be a temperate business—to blame.

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Nevertheless, some progressives who want action now are in favor of this option, ignoring the risk of intemperate use of power down the line.

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It means “them,” the 18- and 19-year-old volunteers who take on the brunt of our intemperate, accountability-free military policy.

His conduct is boorish and intemperate; his views are anachronistic and absurd; his moral authority is zilch.

But in so doing he appeared to be either forgetful of or intemperate towards a sizeable chunk of his own governing coalition.

He is often intemperate in tone—Morris "heaps deceit upon deceit"—which almost always is a sign of a weak argument.

Such intemperate exchanges will hardly count as edifying but they may, alas, be unavoidable.

But Griffith was not so intemperate as most squires; he could always mount the stairs to tea, and generally without staggering.

And yet the older artist's natural disposition was congenial to that of the younger one, only intemperate habits had vitiated it.

With my temper and some of my associations, intemperate profanity's been the easiest thing in the world to fall into.

Not so in the interior of the country, where the whites are remarkable for intemperate drinking.

She expressed the most poignant anguish for having indulged such unjust suspicions and intemperate passions.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to intemperate, such as: alcoholic, dissipated, drunk, and inebriated.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.