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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
4. Moral Practice
 
954. Intemperance.
 
  
NOUN:INTEMPERANCE, sensuality, rakery [rare], animalism, carnality; tragalism; pleasure; effiminacy, silkiness; luxury, luxuriousness; lap of -pleasure, - luxury; free-living.
  indulgence; high living, inabstinence, self-indulgence; voluptuousness &c. adj.; epicurism, epicureanism, sybaritism.
  dissipation; licentiousness &c. adj.; debauchery; crapulence.
  REVEL, revels, revelry, orgy; drunkenness [See Drunkenness]; debauch, carousal, jollification [colloq.], high old time [colloq.], drinking bout, wassail, saturnalia, excess, too much.
  DRUG HABIT; Circean cup; bhang, hashish, opium, hop [slang], dope [slang], cocaine; drug fiend, dope fiend [slang].
  
VERB:BE INTEMPERATE &c. adj.; indulge, exceed; live -well, - high, - on the fat of the land; eat drink and be merry, look upon the wine when it is red, dine not wisely but too well; give free rein to indulgence &c. n.; wallow in voluptuousness &c. n.; wallow in voluptuousness &c. n.; plunge into dissipation; sensualize, brutify, carnalize.
  revel, rake, live hard, run riot, sow one’s wild oats; slake one’s -appetite, - thirst; swill; pamper.
  
ADJECTIVE:INTEMPERATE, inabstinent, excessive; sensual, self-indulgent; voluptuous, licentious, wild, dissolute, rakish, fast, debauched; orgiastic, Corybantic, Paphian.
  BRUTISH, crapulous, swinish, piggish, hoggish, beastlike, theroid [med.].
  LUXURIOUS, Epicurean, Sybaritical; bred -, nursed- in the lap of luxury; indulged, pampered; full fed, high fed.
  INTOXICATED, drunk [See Drunkenness].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Being full of supper and distempering draughts.—Othello
  2. Swinish gluttony Ne’er looks to Heaven amidst his gorgeous feast.—Milton
  3. Lickerish baits, fit to ensnare a brute.—Milton
  4. And damn’d be him that first cries “Hold, enough!”—Macbeth

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