tem·per·ate /ˈtɛmp(ə)rət/ 形容詞
1. Moderate; not excessive; as, temperate heat; a temperate climate.
2. Not marked with passion; not violent; cool; calm; as, temperate language.
She is not hot, but temperate as the morn. --Shak.
That sober freedom out of which there springs
Our loyal passion for our temperate kings. --Tennyson.
3. Moderate in the indulgence of the natural appetites or passions; as, temperate in eating and drinking.
Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. --Franklin.
4. Proceeding from temperance. [R.]
The temperate sleeps, and spirits light as air. --Pope.
Temperate zone Geog., that part of the earth which lies between either tropic and the corresponding polar circle; -- so called because the heat is less than in the torrid zone, and the cold less than in the frigid zones.
Syn: -- Abstemious; sober; calm; cool; sedate.
Tem·per·ate v. t. To render temperate; to moderate; to soften; to temper. [Obs.]
It inflames temperance, and temperates wrath. --Marston.
adj 1: (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or
characteristic of such weather or climate; "a
temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate
plants" [ant: intemperate]
2: not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a
temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating
and drinking" [ant: intemperate]
3: not extreme; "a moderate penalty"; "temperate in his
response to criticism" [syn: moderate]