Intemperance

  • 1 intempérance — [ ɛ̃tɑ̃perɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1361; lat. intemperentia 1 ♦ vx ⇒ abus, excès. Intempérance de jugement, d imagination. « Intempérance de savoir » (La Bruyère). ♢ Spécialt Liberté excessive dans l expression. « À la Convention, l intempérance de langage… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 intemperance — index debauchery, dipsomania, exaggeration, greed, inebriation, waste Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 intemperance — Intemperance. s. f. Vice opposé à la Temperance. Son intemperance a ruiné sa santé. On dit fig. Intemperance de langue, pour dire, Trop grande liberté de parler. Et on dit, qu Il y a de l intemperance à trop estudier, à vouloir trop sçavoir, pour …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Intemperance — In*tem per*ance, n. [F. intemp[ e]rance, L. intemperantia. See {In } not, and {Temperance}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of becoming, or state of being, intemperate; excess in any kind of action or indulgence; any immoderate indulgence of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 intemperance — early 15c., from M.Fr. intemperance (14c.), from L. intemperantia intemperateness, immoderation, excess, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + temperantia (see TEMPERANCE (Cf. temperance)). Originally of climate; meaning lack of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 intemperance — Intemperance, Intemperantia. Intemperance de l air, Caeli grauitas, Intemperies caeli, Intempestas caeli …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 intemperance — [in tem′pər əns] n. 1. a lack of temperance or restraint; immoderation 2. excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 intempérance — (in tan pé ran s ) s. f. 1°   Ce qui est opposé à la modération, à la juste mesure, de quelque espèce d excès qu il s agisse. •   Cette intempérance de sagesse dont parle saint Paul, BOURDAL. 10e dim. après la Pentec. Dominic. t. III, p. 224. Une …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 Intemperance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Intemperance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 intemperance intemperance Sgm: N 1 sensuality sensuality animalism carnality Sgm: N 1 tragalism tragalism Sgm: N 1 pleasure pleasure Sgm: N 1 effeminacy effe …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 INTEMPÉRANCE — n. f. Manque de tempérance, de sobriété. Son intempérance a ruiné sa santé. Il se dit figurément de Toute espèce d’excès. Intempérance de travail. Intempérance de plume. Intempérance de langue, Trop grande liberté qu’on se donne en écrivant ou en …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 11 INTEMPÉRANCE — s. f. Vice opposé à la tempérance, à la sobriété. Son intempérance a ruiné sa santé.   Il s étend quelquefois à Toute espèce d excès. Intempérance d étude, de travail.   Intempérance de langue, Trop grande liberté qu on se donne de parler …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 12 intemperance — A lack of moderation. Habitual intemperance is that degree of intemperance from the use of intoxicating liquor which disqualifies the person a great portion of the time from properly attending to business, or which would reasonably inflict a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 intemperance — A lack of moderation. Habitual intemperance is that degree of intemperance from the use of intoxicating liquor which disqualifies the person a great portion of the time from properly attending to business, or which would reasonably inflict a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 intemperance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of moderation Nouns 1. intemperance, indulgence, overindulgence, high living, self indulgence; voluptuousness; epicurism, epicureanism, sybaritism (see gluttony); drunkenness, drinking; prodigality… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 intemperance —    regular drunkenness    The converse of temperance, moderation, although in an establishment which styles itself a Temperance Hotel, alcohol is unavailable:     ... had, through intemperance, been reduced to utter want. (Mayhew, 1851) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 16 intemperance — Want of restraint in habits and conduct. The intemperate use of intoxicating liquor. Anno: 26 ALR 1291. The habitual and excessive use of intoxicating liquor. Deadwyler v Grand Lodge, K. P. 131 SC 335, 126 SE 437. Indulging in intoxicants… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 intemperance — intemperate ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking self control. 2) characterized by excessive indulgence, especially in alcohol. DERIVATIVES intemperance noun intemperately adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 intemperance — noun 1. the quality of being intemperate • Ant: ↑temperance • Hypernyms: ↑unrestraint • Hyponyms: ↑gluttony 2. consumption of alcoholic drinks • Syn: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 intemperance — noun Date: 15th century lack of moderation; especially habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 intemperance — /in tem peuhr euhns, preuhns/, n. 1. excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages. 2. excessive indulgence of appetite or passion. 3. lack of moderation or due restraint, as in action or speech. 4. an act or instance of any of these …

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