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Synonyms for temperance
ˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperance, moderation(noun)

    the trait of avoiding excesses

    Synonyms:
    easing, mitigation, sobriety, relief, moderateness, moderation

    Antonyms:
    intemperance

  2. sobriety, temperance(noun)

    abstaining from excess

    Synonyms:
    sombreness, graveness, dryness, gravity, moderation, somberness, soberness, sobriety

    Antonyms:
    intemperance

  3. temperance(noun)

    the act of tempering

    Synonyms:
    sobriety, moderation

    Antonyms:
    intemperance

Wiktionary

  1. Temperance(propernoun)

    Antonyms:
    intemperance, gluttony

  2. temperance(noun)

    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.

    Antonyms:
    gluttony, intemperance

  3. temperance(noun)

    Antonyms:
    intemperance, gluttony

  4. temperance(noun)

    Antonyms:
    intemperance, gluttony

  5. temperance(noun)

    Antonyms:
    gluttony, intemperance

  6. temperance(noun)

    Antonyms:
    intemperance, gluttony

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. temperance

    Abstinence from food commonly signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single occasion, abstemiousness is habitual moderation. Self-denial is giving up what one wishes; abstinence may be refraining from what one does not desire. Fasting is abstinence from food for a limited time, and generally for religious reasons. Sobriety and temperance signify maintaining a quiet, even temper by moderate indulgence in some things, complete abstinence from others. We speak of temperance in eating, but of abstinence from vice. Total abstinence has come to signify the entire abstaining from intoxicating liquors.

    Synonyms:
    abstemiousness, abstinence, continence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, sobriety

    Antonyms:
    drunkenness, excess, gluttony, greed, intemperance, intoxication, reveling, revelry, self-indulgence, sensuality, wantonness

    Preposition:
    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. temperance(n.)

    Synonyms:
    moderation, sobriety, soberness, self-control

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. temperance(n)

    Synonyms:
    sobriety, nephalism, moderation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    temper

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2940relief
#7797gravity
#11106mitigation
#17149moderation
#19215temper
#20872fasting
#24124abstinence
#29589easing
#37351dryness
#38214temperance
#41208sobriety
#54982continence
#95106frugality

How to use temperance in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.

  2. Robert E. Lee:

    My experience through life has convinced me that, while moderation and temperance in all things are commendable and beneficial, abstinence from spirituous liquors is the best safeguard of morals and health.

  3. Charles Kingsley:

    Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

  4. Clive Staples Lewis:

    A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.


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