I adjective exceeding, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inabstinent, indulgent, inordinate, unbridled, unchecked, uncontrolled, uncurbed, uninhibited, unlimited, unmeasured, unreined, unrestrained, unruly, unsuppressed, untempered, wasteful II index disorderly, dissolute, drastic, drunk, egregious, excessive, exorbitant, extreme (exaggerated), gluttonous, hot-blooded, incendiary, inordinate, insatiable, lawless, prodigal, profligate (extravagant), profuse, promiscuous, unconscionable, unreasonable, unrestrained (not repressed), wanton

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  • Intemperate — In*tem per*ate, a. [L. intemperatus. See {In } not, and {Temperate}.] 1. Indulging any appetite or passion to excess; immoderate in enjoyment or exertion. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, addicted to an excessive or habitual use of alcoholic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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