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Adjective: temperate  tem-pu-rut
  1. (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
    "a temperate region"; "the temperate zones"; "temperate plants"
     
  2. Not extreme in behaviour
    "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
     
  3. Showing self-restraint; showing moderation in response
    "temperate in his response to criticism";
    - moderate

See also: abstemious, clement, cold-temperate, equable, light, mild, moderate, restrained

Antonym: intemperate

Encyclopedia: Temperate