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Definition of temperance:

  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.
  3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.


gravity, easing, self-restraint, self-control, fasting, continence, sombreness, relief, edge, measure, Drugs, used, graveness, moderateness, mitigation, abstemiousness, somberness.

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