[ad_1] adjective
  1. given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
  2. immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion.
  3. not temperate; unrestrained; unbridled.
  4. extreme in temperature, as climate.


  1. consuming alcoholic drink habitually or to excess
  2. indulging bodily appetites to excess; immoderate
  3. unrestrainedintemperate rage
  4. extreme or severean intemperate climate

“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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