2 abstaining from excess [syn: sobriety]
3 the act of tempering
EtymologySee etymology of "to temper".
- 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.
- Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
- State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
moderation of passion
- Temperance (virtue), the practice of moderation
- Temperance movement, movement to reduce the amount of alcohol consumed
- Temperance bar, bars of the temperance movement opposed to alcohol
- Temperance (group), Canadian pop-dance musical group
- Temperance (Tarot card), a Major Arcana Tarot card
- Temperance, an album by Astrud Gilberto
- Temperance, Michigan, a community in the United States
- The Temperance River, in Minnesota
- Temperance Brennan, a character by Kathy Reichs
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