Intemperance



[in-tem-per-uh ns, -pruh ns] /ɪnˈtɛm pər əns, -prəns/

noun
1.
excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
2.
excessive indulgence of appetite or passion.
3.
lack of moderation or due restraint, as in action or speech.
4.
an act or instance of any of these:
a long series of intemperances.
n.

early 15c., from Middle French intemperance (14c.), from Latin intemperantia “intemperateness, immoderation, excess,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + temperantia (see temperance). Originally of climate; meaning “lack of moderation” in English is from 1540s.

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