Synonyms of 'temperance'
1 teetotalismDictionary, abstinence, sobriety
a reformed alcoholic extolling the joys of temperance
2 moderationDictionary, restraint, self-control
The age of hedonism was replaced by a new era of temperance.
He called on all parties to show moderation.
Restraint is calm, controlled, and unemotional behaviour.
They behaved with more restraint than I'd expected.
Self-control is the ability to not show your feelings or not do the things that your feelings make you want to do.
I began to wish I'd shown more self-control.
The most widely used methods of contraception in those days were continence and coitus interruptus.
If you show self-restraint, you do not do something even though you would like to do it, because you think it would be better not to.
We've been exercising self-restraint in our resistance to occupation.
a high degree of tolerance and forbearance
Temperance is the greatest of all the virtues– Moralia]
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self-discipline, abstemiousness and family values
Abstinence is the practice of abstaining from something such as alcoholic drink or sex, often for health or religious reasons.
six months of abstinence
Thesaurus for temperance from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you believe in temperance , you disapprove of drinking alcohol .