Definition of moderately in English:



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

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