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MODERATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moderation mean? 

MODERATION (noun)
  The noun MODERATION has 4 senses:

1. quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
2. a change for the better
3. the trait of avoiding excesses
4. the action of lessening in severity or intensity

  Familiarity information: MODERATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MODERATION (noun)


Sense 1moderation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

moderation; moderateness

Hypernyms ("moderation" is a kind of...):

degree; grade; level (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality)

Attribute:

moderate (being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme)

immoderate (not within reasonable limits)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moderation"):

golden mean (the middle between extremes)

reasonableness (moderation in expectations)

Antonym:

immoderation (the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation)


Sense 2moderation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A change for the better

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

easing; moderation; relief

Hypernyms ("moderation" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moderation"):

disembarrassment (something that extricates you from embarrassment)

breath of fresh air (a welcome relief)


Sense 3moderation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of avoiding excesses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

temperance; moderation

Hypernyms ("moderation" is a kind of...):

natural virtue ((scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence and justice and fortitude and temperance) derived from nature)

control; restraint (discipline in personal and social activities)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moderation"):

dryness; sobriety (moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs)

abstemiousness (moderation in eating and drinking)


Sense 4moderation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of lessening in severity or intensity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mitigation; moderation

Context example:

the object being control or moderation of economic depressions

Hypernyms ("moderation" is a kind of...):

decrease; diminution; reduction; step-down (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moderation"):

abatement (the act of abating)


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