intemperate

[in-tem-per-it, -prit]
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages.
2.
immoderate in indulgence of appetite or passion.
3.
not temperate; unrestrained; unbridled.
4.
extreme in temperature, as climate.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin intemperātus. See in-3, temperate

intemperately, adverb
intemperateness, noun
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intemperate (ɪnˈtɛmpərɪt, -prɪt)
 
adj
1.  consuming alcoholic drink habitually or to excess
2.  indulging bodily appetites to excess; immoderate
3.  unrestrained: intemperate rage
4.  extreme or severe: an intemperate climate
 
in'temperance
 
n
 
in'temperateness
 
n
 
in'temperately
 
adv

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intemperate
"characterized by excessive indulgence in a passion or appetite," c.1430, from L. intemperatus "untempered, inclement, immoderate," from in- "not" + temperantia (see temperance).
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Example sentences
The wile of deceased testified that her husband had been of intemperate habits
  for some years and had neglected his business.
First, my apologies if my own response to your comment was intemperate.
There is evidence, however, that he drugged himself and was intemperate.
Now the scourge of trendy teachers is back, and as intemperate as ever.
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