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temperate (adj) [of behavior] calm and controlled; [of climate] mild without extremes of heat and cold.

A temperate person is a calm and controlled person. They are balanced and behave in a sensible manner. They have self-control. A temperate region on the earth is neither very hot nor very cold. It is moderately cold during the winter, and pleasantly warm in the summer.

  • Every one appreciates his behavior because of his temperate nature. He is quite calm and pleasant and never gets excited or irritated.
  • The temperate zones of the earth are the best places to live in. They do not experience extreme weather conditions and are neither very hot nor very cold. They are cold or hot enough to be comfortable.
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