View Synonyms
[ UK /ɪntˈɛmpəɹət/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈtɛmpɝət/ ]
  1. given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors
    a hard drinker
  2. excessive in behavior
    intemperate rage
  3. (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes
    an intemperate climate
    intemperate zones
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use intemperate In A Sentence

  • And if he would not accept an intemperate slave, what pains should the master himself take to avoid that imputation. 93 For with the incontinent man it is not as with the self-seeker and the covetous. Memorabilia
  • But the Canadian leader said he had told Blair ‘that this was not the time for intemperate or unfortunate remarks’.
  • At their return they did eat more soberly at supper than at other times, and meats more desiccative and extenuating; to the end that the intemperate moisture of the air, communicated to the body by a necessary confinitive, might by this means be corrected, and that they might not receive any prejudice for want of their ordinary bodily exercise. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • A hastily penned memo from the heir to the throne, and an intemperate radio outburst from the Education Secretary, says everything about the entrenched positions of royalty and New Labour.
  • Many a traitor hand now drew forth its dagger, and the intemperate Badenoch, drunk with choler and mad ambition, snatching a sword from one of his accomplices, made another violent plunge at Wallace, but its metal flew in splinters on the guard-stroke of the regent, and left Badenoch at his mercy. The Scottish Chiefs
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that managers are increasingly spending time repairing social relations damaged by hasty, ill-considered and intemperate electronic communications.
  • I'm sorry for the offence caused by the intemperate language and aggressive attitudes of a small part of the audience.
  • I take offence at the suggestion, which would be refuted by anyone present in the Committee, that my behaviour was intemperate, immoderate, or offensive, if that word was used, as well.
  • Lasciviously, this is one of the noticias de peru blastomycotic titian spelaeology, as intemperately as synezesis who are ignominious to skeletal up. Rational Review
  • With such prudence of the humors, with God's help, you will keep far away the intemperateness which is the cause of early aging and an early death. Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy