Synonyms of 'temperance'
abstinence from alcoholic drinka reformed alcoholic extolling the joys of temperance
restraint or moderation, esp. in yielding to one's appetites or desiresThe age of hedonism was replaced by a new era of temperance.
He called on all parties to show moderation.
They behaved with more restraint than I'd expected.
I began to wish I'd shown more self-control.
She was able to convince her husband that they live in continence and share a religious vocation.
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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in the sense of abstemiousness
self-discipline, abstemiousness and family values
in the sense of abstinence
the practice of choosing not to do something one would like
six months of abstinence
Thesaurus for temperance from the Collins English Thesaurus