intemperate intemperate  /ɪn ˈtɛm pə rət/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes
  2. (adj) excessive in behavior
  3. (adj) given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

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  1. An intemperate amount of chili flakes has gone in, as has what seemed unadvisedly large pinches of saffron, which has a neat but metallic flavor that can overwhelm.
  2. An intemperate amount of chili flakes has gone in, as has what seemed unadvisedly large pinches of saffron, which has a neat but metallic flavor that can overwhelm.
  3. Environmentalists reacted to him in the way that corporate public relations departments had learned not to react to them: by fanning the flames with intemperate attacks.

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  1. "All the Australians elders want to do is to hunt him from the game. Australian fieldsmen fire insults from the corners of their mouths, an intemperate Sikh warrior overreacts, and his rudeness is seized upon," Roebuck added.
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Peter Roebuck Source: Hindu

  2. "Lately it has been seen that political leaders have become prone to using intemperate language while reacting to political situations," Gandhi writes.
    on Jul 26, 2009 By: Sonia Gandhi Source: Hindustan Times

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