intemperateness

[ in-tem-per-it, -prit ]SEE DEFINITION OF intemperateness
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Mr. Adister had no ground of opposition but his own intemperateness.

We may imagine too some intemperateness of character to explain the intemperate blemishes of his work.

He had not forgiven Dartrey for the intemperateness which cut off a brilliant soldier from the service.

His intemperateness lay in the craving to rise and lead: a precocious ambition.

You may speak of its rawness and intemperateness—but it is not yet old and wise enough to be acquiescent.

WORD ORIGIN

"characterized by excessive indulgence in a passion or appetite," late 14c., from Latin intemperatus "untempered, inclement, immoderate," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + temperantia (see temperance). Related: Intemperately.

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