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Definition 1: the action of lessening in severity or intensity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where moderation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the object being control or moderation of economic depressions

Synonyms for moderation in the sense of this definition

(moderation is a kind of ...) the act of decreasing or reducing something

(... is a kind of moderation ) the act of abating

"laws enforcing noise abatement"

Definition 2: quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for moderation in the sense of this definition

(moderation is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

(... is a kind of moderation ) the middle between extremes

(... is a kind of moderation ) moderation in expectations

"without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"

(... are attributes of moderation) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

"moderate prices" "a moderate income" "a moderate fine" "moderate demands" "a moderate estimate" "a moderate eater" "moderate success" "a kitchen of moderate size" "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

(... are attributes of moderation) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

Definition 3: the trait of avoiding excesses - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for moderation in the sense of this definition

(moderation is a kind of ...) (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature

(moderation is a kind of ...) discipline in personal and social activities

"he was a model of polite restraint" "she never lost control of herself"

(... is a kind of moderation ) moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs

(... is a kind of moderation ) moderation in eating and drinking

Definition 4: a change for the better - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for moderation in the sense of this definition

(moderation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of moderation ) something that extricates you from embarrassment

(... is a kind of moderation ) a welcome relief

"the new management was like a breath of fresh air"

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