2. Specifically: Habitual or excessive indulgence in alcoholic liquors.
(In*tem"per*an*cy) n. Intemperance. [Obs.]
(In*tem"per*ant) a. [L. intemperans, -antis. See In- not, and Temperant.] Intemperate.
Such as be intemperant, that is, followers of their naughty appetites and lusts.Udall.
(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.
2. Specifically, addicted to an excessive or habitual use of alcoholic liquors.
3. Excessive; ungovernable; inordinate; violent; immoderate; as, intemperate language, zeal, etc.; intemperate
Most do taste through fond intemperate thirst.Milton.
Use not thy mouth to intemperate swearing.Ecclus. xxiii. 13.
(In*tem`per*ate) v. t. To disorder. [Obs.]
(In*tem`per*ate*ly) adv. In an intemperate manner; immoderately; excessively; without restraint.
The people . . . who behaved very unwisely and intemperately on that occasion.Burke.
1. The state of being intemperate; excessive indulgence of any appetite or passion; as, intemperateness
in eating or drinking.
2. Severity of weather; inclemency. Boyle.
By unseasonable weather, by intemperateness of the air or meteors.Sir M. Hale.
(In*tem"per*a*ture) n. [Cf. OF. intemperature.] Intemperateness. [Obs.] Boyle.
(In`tem*pes"tive) a. [L. intempestivus: cf. F. intempestif. See In- not, and Tempestive.]
Out of season; untimely. [Obs.] Burton.
Intempestive bashfulness gets nothing.Hales.
(In`tem*pes"tive*ly), adv. Unseasonably. [Obs.]
(In*tem`pes*tiv"i*ty) n. [L. intempestivitas: cf. F. intempestivité.] Unseasonableness; untimeliness.
(In*ten"a*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + tenable: cf. F. intenable.] Incapable of being held; untenable; not
defensible; as, an intenable opinion; an intenable fortress. [Obs.] Bp. Warburton.
(In*tend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intended; p. pr. & vb. n. Intending.] [OE. entenden to be attentive,
F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in- in
+ tendere to stretch, stretch out. See Tend.]