Definition of intemperate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtempərət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtempərət//
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  1. 1showing a lack of control over yourself intemperate language opposite temperate
  2. 2(especially North American English) regularly drinking too much alcohol
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘inclement’): from Latin intemperatus, from in- ‘not’ + temperatus ‘mingled, restrained’ (from the verb temperare).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: intemperate