Temperance

Anthony Fleming

Definition

n. 1. moderation in expressing feelings, in appetite, and/or in consumption of alcoholic drink; self-restraint.


2. total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism.

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Synonyms

Abstinence, restraint, asceticism.

Antonyms

Intemperance, indulgence, glutany.
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Original Sentences

His religious beliefs demanded a life style of strict temperance.


The Roman politician said that "Temperance is the moderating of one's desires in obedience to reason."

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