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Synonyms for temperance
ˈtɛm pər əns, ˈtɛm prənstem·per·ance

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  1. Temperancenoun

    gluttony, intemperance

  2. temperancenoun

    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.

    intemperance, gluttony

  3. temperancenoun

    intemperance, gluttony

  4. temperancenoun

    intemperance, gluttony

  5. temperancenoun

    gluttony, intemperance

  6. temperancenoun

    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.

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

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

    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temperance, moderationnoun

    the trait of avoiding excesses

    easing, mitigation, sobriety, relief, moderateness, moderation


  2. sobriety, temperancenoun

    abstaining from excess

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


  3. temperancenoun

    the act of tempering

    sobriety, moderation


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. temperancenoun

    moderation, sobriety, soberness, self-control

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. temperancenoun

    sobriety, nephalism, moderation

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  1. Sir Philip Sidney:

    The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.

  2. Thomas Aquinas:

    Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.

  3. Patrick Henry:

    Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

  4. 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.

  5. Samuel Smiles:

    Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.

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