moderate[ adjective, noun mod-er-it, mod-rit; verb mod-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF moderate
Synonyms for moderate
- not excessive
Antonyms for moderate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MODERATE
No doubt it was true, for she would have insisted on moderate cleanliness and comfort.
But this was moderate, as the Edgware "folly" reached £250,000.
What is the approximate temperature for: (a) a moderate oven?
But it kept ON moderating, and in a precious little while it was 'most too moderate.
The Sterling loved to be under water, even in moderate weather.
However, we have told her to moderate her zeal for our insulted authority.
Set it over a moderate fire, and do not let it boil too fast.
Hang it over a moderate fire that it may heat gradually all through.
Bake the paste in a moderate oven, but rather quick than slow.
Bake the pie in a moderate oven, about three quarters of an hour.
late 14c., originally of weather and other physical conditions, from Latin moderatus "within bounds, observing moderation;" figuratively "modest, restrained," past participle of moderari "to regulate, mitigate, restrain, temper, set a measure, keep (something) within measure," related to modus "measure," from PIE *med-es-, from base *med- (see medical (adj.)). The notion is "keeping within due measure." In English, of persons from early 15c.; of opinions from 1640s; of prices from 1904. Related: Moderateness.
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