ETYM Latin moderatus, p. p. of moderate, moderati, to moderate, regulate, control, from modus measure. Related to Mode.
1. Being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; SYN. modest, not excessive, limited.
2. Marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; SYN. restrained.
3. Not extreme; SYN. temperate.
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Having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; SYN. qualified.
ETYM Latin temperatus, p. p. of temperare. Related to Temper.
1. Not extreme in behavior.
2. (Of weather or climate) Free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate.
1. Adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element
2. Made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; SYN. treated, hardened, toughened.