tem·per·ance /ˈtɛmp(ə)rən(t)s, pɚ/
tem·per·ance /ˈtɛmp(ə)rən(t)s, pɝn(t)s/ 名詞
1. 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.
2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness. [R.] “A gentleman of all temperance.”
He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance. --Spenser.
3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature. [Obs.] “Tender and delicate temperance.”
Temperance society, an association formed for the purpose of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage.
n 1: the trait of avoiding excesses [syn: moderation] [ant: intemperance]
2: abstaining from excess [syn: sobriety]
3: the act of tempering