Temperance is the virtue of moderation and self-control in anything, but especially in indulgence in pleasures. Temperance, in the large sense of moderation or self-control, was the characteristic Greek virtue.
To consciously limit oneself in guility pleasures such as substances to make the individual "feel" better
by Chris Johnston February 21, 2003
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A girl who is indifferent, sarcastic, and bipolar. The complete opposite of what her name means- 'moderation and self control'. She cares a lot about friends and is very loyal, but doesn't like to show it. She can be very proud, too, and doesn't like to accept help from others. Generally doesn't trust either.

Might curse a lot.
You: You're bipolar.

Temperance: No shit sherlock, what gave you the first clue?
by Leslie Z. April 1, 2010
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Person with an extremely controlling personality, loves animals, typically blonde, and likes to roll their eyes and glare at people.
Were you late to class? Temperance is going to be so mad at you.
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A fantabulous girl who is never ever jealous of Nisa. NEVER.
Nisa will never be as good as Temperance.
Temperance likes throwing Nisa in the trash.
oh look Nisa is being thrown in the trash!
"yeah i bet Temperance is the one doing it"

"Temperance is a life saver!"
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An expression to use when someone is very upset, angry etc. "Temper temper!" could be something like: "Easy now, get a grip!"
"Temper temper, my dear! No harm done..."
by MichelP February 4, 2008
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to be extra sensitive to temperature changes; a combination of the words temperature and sensitive
someone is temperative if they are too cold or too hot when everyone around them is comfortable
by andyrandles October 24, 2008
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Rate of a temperature increase. The first derivative of a temperature over time function.
The temperate of the sun is rather constant while the temperate of an explosion is parabolic.
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