One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality of being excessive and lacking in restraint; overindulgence.‘he paid a high price for his immoderation’
excess, excessiveness, intemperance, intemperateness, lack of restraint, lack of self-control, self-gratification, self-indulgence, overindulgence, overconsumption, lavishness, extravagance, decadence, profligacy, wantonness, dissipation, dissoluteness, dissolutionView synonyms
- ‘He exudes rude health while all around are testimony to the effects of a parlous lifestyle and an indiscriminate diet of deep fries and alcoholic immoderation.’
- ‘Some of those personality results are a bit worrying… no assertiveness or achievement-seeking, and near maximum scores for depression and immoderation.’
- ‘Don't beat yourself up for your immoderation, however.’
- ‘They even coined a word for these immoderations: ‘therapism.’’
- ‘Il is precisely in this immoderation of its critical outpourings, in its lack of self-control, in that which the Romans call impotentia, that the modern personality betrays its weakness.’
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