Temperance

By: Sarah Marshall

Definition

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


2. Total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism.

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Synonyms & Antonyms

Synonyms:

  • control
  • constraint
  • moderation


Antonyms:

  • allowance
  • indulgence
  • excess

Sentences

  • In their enthusiasm to have the working classes go teetotal, tea was regularly offered at temperance meetings as a substitute for alcohol.
  • The first temperance meeting I ever attended was in the large hall of this church.
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