- n moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
- n exhibiting restraint imposed on the self
an effective temperateness in debate
- Screwtape writes with the sly temperateness of wisdom and of age: "Doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness.
- But such temperateness was strictly limited to social equals; Aristotle, who is credited with inventing the term "a just war," could apply it to military action "against men, who .