Definition of moderately in English:



  • 1[as submodifier] To a certain extent; quite; fairly.

    ‘the event was moderately successful’
    • ‘Yet she doesn't even come off as a femme fatale, but rather just a sweet young woman only moderately pretty.’
    • ‘Not only that, but 1.5 percent said the event had a moderately or significantly negative effect.’
    • ‘The only moderately interesting question this week is how well they deliver their speeches.’
    • ‘Usually installation shows are only moderately successful.’
    • ‘To maintain the natural acid in wine grapes, growers plant in moderately warm regions, rather than hot, with cool nights that allow the vines to rest.’
    • ‘After all, I'm a moderately successful marketing professional, used to sifting through what people say to find what they actually mean.’
    • ‘I'm slow, but moderately clever and quite strong, and that reflects my childhood experiences, development and training level, not my gender.’
    • ‘His tactics so far have been moderately successful.’
    • ‘As it turns out, I'm a pretty healthy kid, moderately intact and surprisingly good with multiplication tables.’
    • ‘I'm moderately satisfied with all of them, I think, but not terribly.’
    • ‘As individuals, they can be weaknesses - even a moderately successful blog like this one is read by only a few thousand people each day.’
    • ‘When we started, we both knew that we would be leaving in 365 days, so it was moderately noncommittal and fairly unpressured.’
    • ‘But, on the other hand, even if you look at last season when the team was moderately successful the club only averaged about 900.’
    • ‘A report said the Council had had a moderately active and successful year, but every section had suffered from fluctuations in a more or less acute manner.’
    • ‘First of all, I'm fairly tall and moderately strong, although I'm not going to win any weightlifting contests.’
    • ‘I suppose it was a moderately successful experiment, and it's the shortest it's been for four years.’
    • ‘When I first arrived in New York, I dated a moderately successful guy who kept a laptop on the bedside table and checked out stock prices before getting into or out of bed.’
    • ‘They are moderately successful and catch a few small fish.’
    • ‘It is moderately lime resistant and quite drought resistant, and so is widely used in Mediterranean climates.’
    • ‘The event was depressed by the lack of recent rain, but was still moderately successful.’
    somewhat, quite, rather, fairly, reasonably, comparatively, relatively, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to a certain degree, to some extent, within reason, within limits, tolerably, passably, adequately, satisfactorily
    pretty, kind of, sort of, ish
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    1. 1.1In a moderate manner.
      ‘growth continues moderately’
      • ‘Their goal is to continue their addiction moderately and get it under control, without letting it control them.’
      • ‘Even as economic growth rates have grown moderately, unemployment continues to rise unabated.’
      • ‘Quality of clinical care varied substantially, and access to care, continuity of care, and interpersonal care varied moderately.’
      • ‘Stop smoking; eat more fruit and vegetables; take regular exercise; drink moderately; and avoid direct sunlight.’
      • ‘Very slowly or moderately it was rising, and I thought I was at the estate of a wealthy person for the architecture was very expensive looking.’
      • ‘Corporates were mixed, with investment grade bond spreads about unchanged and junk spreads continuing to widen moderately.’
      • ‘Worldwide, the firm has found, PC shipments will continue to grow moderately.’
      • ‘However, in spite of the tightened monetary policy, the growth rate of private sector credit increased moderately.’
      • ‘In fact, to date one of the most successful methods of reducing fibromyalgia's symptoms is by exercising regularly and moderately.’
      • ‘All he managed to do was moderately slow its rate of growth.’
      • ‘It seems fair to assume real income growth will slow moderately, as the expected easing of energy prices and tax rebates cushion the impact of a weak economy.’
      • ‘Industry watchers predict that, in the years ahead, consumption of organic foods will continue to rise moderately.’
      • ‘What causes a washing machine to overflow, but only moderately and not consistently, and how do you fix it?’
      • ‘The malignant course of the disease is over, and it is now progressing more moderately.’
      • ‘The country's economic growth is forecast to recover moderately to 3.0% this year.’
    2. 1.2Within reasonable limits.
      ‘both hotels are moderately priced’
      • ‘Here, hearty staples can be washed down with a selection of moderately priced wines.’
      • ‘However, plenty of other goodies are moderately priced.’
      • ‘What's a nice moderately priced hotel that's near to the shopping areas?’
      • ‘It was a moderately sized motel, reasonably furnished and decorated.’
      • ‘A round-trip ticket from America to Europe in the 1890s cost no more than a moderately priced bicycle.’
      • ‘There are two categories: very expensive and moderately priced.’
      • ‘A fully stocked bar with a vast supply of liquor and bottled beer, all moderately priced, are other choices of beverage.’
      • ‘But when she found a moderately priced health club near her office, she joined and began working out.’
      • ‘But diners who visit moderately priced restaurants are also likely to be charged high mark-ups, particularly on the cheapest bottles of wine.’
      • ‘There does exist a whole universe of moderately priced but delicious wines that are easy to buy and effortless to drink.’
      • ‘These huge domestic markets will provide the bedrock for creating and developing global brands on the back of skilled, moderately priced workforces.’
      • ‘Really good example of a very moderately priced Pinot.’
      • ‘For those of you who may wonder why we are having our parties at the same place that is one of the reasons, ballrooms in other moderately priced hotels are not as big.’
      • ‘In fact, that's the perfect way to get to know this moderately priced, easy-to-love restaurant.’
      • ‘Even in the current market, it is moderately priced.’
      • ‘The solution is to weave a mesh composed of small, moderately priced objects rather than a handful of very large and very expensive ones.’
      • ‘A simple, moderately priced every-night dinner wine is meant for tonight.’
      • ‘Fully licensed, a fairly standard wine list was moderately priced and offered several reasonably priced options by the glass.’
      • ‘For this reason I decided to go for many moderately priced photographs rather than a few high priced photographs.’
      • ‘These are within the budget of everyone prepared to spend moderately on good living, and respite from the rush and the hurry.’