[in-tem-per-it, -prit] /ɪnˈtɛm pər ɪt, -prɪt/

given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion.
not temperate; unrestrained; unbridled.
extreme in temperature, as climate.
/ɪnˈtɛmpərɪt; -prɪt/
consuming alcoholic drink habitually or to excess
indulging bodily appetites to excess; immoderate
unrestrained: intemperate rage
extreme or severe: an 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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