ETYM French intempérance, Latin intemperantia. Related to In- not, and Temperance.
1. Consumption of alcoholic drinks; SYN. intemperateness.
2. Immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites; SYN. intemperateness, self-indulgence.
3. The quality of being intemperate.
Lack of moderation, overindulgence; lack of self-control, lack of restraint (in speech or actions)
The quality of being outrageous; SYN. enormity.