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Noun: intemperance  in'tem-pu-run(t)s
  1. The quality of being intemperate
  2. Consumption of alcoholic drinks
    - intemperateness
  3. Excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    "the intemperance of their language";
    - intemperateness, self-indulgence

Derived forms: intemperances

Type of: indulgence, unrestraint, vice

Antonym: moderation

Encyclopedia: Intemperance