AskDefine | Define intemperate

Dictionary Definition

intemperate adj
1 (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes; "an intemperate climate"; "intemperate zones" [ant: temperate]
2 excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage" [ant: temperate]
3 given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Of or pertaining to lack of moderance; not temperate; excessive
    - The Week, 14 April 2007, 609, 4.

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