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Temperancen. [L. temperantia: cf. F. tempérance. See Temper, v. t.].
  •  Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Temperance society, an association formed for the purpose of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage.


Temperance, n.
1 moderation or self-restraint esp. in eating and drinking.
2 a total or partial abstinence from alcoholic drink. b (attrib.) advocating or concerned with abstinence.

ME f. AF temperaunce f. L temperantia (as TEMPER)



Rechabitism, abnegation, abstemiousness, abstinence, asceticism, austerity, calm, calmness, cardinal virtues, charity, conservatism, constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, eschewal, evenness, faith, forbearance, forgoing, fortitude, gentleness, golden mean, gravity, happy medium, hope, impartiality, judiciousness, juste-milieu, justice, lenity, love, measure, meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, mortification, natural virtues, neutrality, nonviolence, nothing in excess, pacifism, prohibition, prudence, reasonableness, refrainment, repose, restraint, sacrifice, sedateness, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-restraint, serenity, seriousness, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety, solemnity, stability, staidness, steadiness, supernatural virtues, teetotalism, temperateness, theological virtues, tranquillity, undrunkenness, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, uninebriatedness, unintoxicatedness, via media




N sobriety, teetotalism, temperance, water-drinker, hydropot, prohibitionist, teetotaler, teetotalist, abstainer, Good Templar, band of hope, sober, sober as a judge.


N temperance, moderation, sobriety, soberness, forbearance, abnegation, self-denial, self-restraint, self-control, frugality, vegetarianism, teetotalism, total abstinence, abstinence, abstemiousness, Encratism, prohibition, system of Pythagoras, system of Cornaro, Pythagorism, Stoicism, vegetarian, Pythagorean, gymnosophist, teetotaler, abstainer, designated driver, Encratite, fruitarian, hydropot, temperate, moderate, sober, frugal, sparing, abstemious, abstinent, within compass, measured, on the wagon, on the water wagon, dry, Pythagorean, vegetarian, teetotal, appetitus rationi obediant, l'abstenir pour jouir c'est l'epicurisme de la rai, trahit sua quemque voluptas.

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