Synonym of temperate

Alternative for temperate

Synonym: calm, gentle, mild, moderate,

Antonym: intemperate,

Adjective

Showing moderation or self-restraint
abstemious abstinent moderate self-denying continent restrained sober abstentious austere controlled disciplined self-abnegating self-controlled self-restrained ascetic teetotal self-restraining self-disciplined frugal strict spartan hair-shirt abstaining puritanical severe non-indulgent celibate inhibited rigid dry forbearing sparing stringent chaste moderating modest curbed bridled nonindulgent abnegating forgoing eschewing constrained exacting self-possessed Spartan simple solemn economical refraining straightlaced strait-laced self-sacrificing virgin virginal pure maidenly virtuous unmarried unwed maiden nunlike innocent decent moral immaculate unsullied undefiled uncorrupted vestal clean wholesome sinless unblemished G-rated unaffected pure as the driven snow intact monkish monastic monklike good upright incorrupt uncontaminated guiltless decorous proper demure refined quiet elegant stainless spotless inexperienced neat squeaky clean prudish impotent intemerate subdued monogamous unstained platonic nice anchoritic reclusive hermitic solitary cloistered rigorous stern eremitic harsh mortified ascetical other-worldly righteous honest blameless angelic impeccable ethical exemplary saintly reputable honourable irreproachable upstanding true pious honorable noble worthy single guileless unspoilt wet behind ears wide-eyed above reproach pure as driven snow lily white babe in woods unblighted inculpable inviolate white unprofaned squeaky-clean anti-corruption unspotted husbandless spouseless wifeless nunnish faithful free of sin

Adjective

Shy, extremely humble and modest
self-effacing shy modest retiring diffident bashful withdrawn unassuming reserved demure reticent coy introverted quiet meek timid backward silent unpretentious humble sheepish unpresuming recessive unassertive discreet unboastful withdrawing proper seemly blushing chaste unobtrusive lowly nice unassured moderate prudent resigned simple unpretending self-conscious soft-spoken respectful unostentatious uncommunicative unresponsive embarrassed hiding one's light under a bushel self-deprecating free from vanity courteous down-to-earth taciturn secretive mousy unforthcoming restrained unsociable reclusive standoffish distant unemotional shrinking timorous self-deprecatory overly modest mild unaffected prim natural cool self-critical genuine artless ingenuous plain private undemonstrative media-shy solitary offish retired innocent coquettish kittenish prudish skittish inward-looking aloof self-contained cold aw-shucks remote close-mouthed detached honest unambitious cautious rabbity stand-offish thoughtful introvert close sedate collected inhibited sincere guileless pure uncompanionable naive open real true eremitic nongregarious homely unimposing without airs honest-to-goodness unpresumptuous easy-going laid-back arch flirtatious simpering socially inhibited overmodest on the up and up childlike uncontrived undesigning unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated recluse uncurious casual uninterested indifferent evasive insecure unconfident nervous keeping one's light under a bushel low-key seclusive secret decorous ordinary inconspicuous unaffable unexpansive hermitic not forward anchoritic eremitical prissy sober respectable strait-laced ladylike staid decent virginal maidenly virtuous priggish old-maidish straight puritanical goody-goody starchy niminy-piminy uptight affected square earnest serious solemn formal prim and proper introspective unapproachable self-restrained indrawn unfriendly constrained guarded contemplative pensive self-absorbed self-interested closemouthed frigid chilly tight-lipped laconic dumb snobbish Olympian meditative reflective ruminative inner-directed self-centred straightforward gentle serene misanthropic icy peaceful ceremonious noncommittal composed placid conventional self-centered frank unspoiled folksy inelaborate down homey uncomplex unbeautified up front free-spirited prosaic down home unembellished

Adjective

Not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial
dispassionate unemotional collected emotionless sober unsentimental composed impassive nonchalant cold indifferent nonpassionate unmoved clinical cool placid unexcitable unflappable unflustered unpassionate unperturbed unruffled analytical calm equable moderate scientific tranquil unfazed unfeeling businesslike imperturbable logical nonplussed serene uncaring unexcited unsympathetic abstract iceberg quiet tough non-emotional cold-blooded level-headed self-controlled cool, calm and collected laid-back self-possessed cold-fish laid back poker-faced couldn't care less cool cat sedate even-tempered undisturbed together untroubled phlegmatic controlled smooth equanimous easygoing detached peaceful easy-going relaxed poised unworried cool-headed unagitated chilled coolheaded recollected level possessed limpid equal unshaken self-composed as cool as a cucumber rational unbothered mild confident stolid still steady levelheaded easy keeping your cool at peace at ease undemonstrative unimpassioned unperturbable sure sanguine good-tempered grounded stoical insouciant mellow blithe stable soothed calmed sensible disimpassioned clearheaded serious staid commonsensical repressed suppressed quieted agreeable patient keeping one's shirt on keeping a stiff upper lip cool as cucumber self-assured have one's act together not turn a hair sure of oneself resigned well balanced unfluctuating orderly systematic stabile methodical restrained long-suffering tolerant accommodating forbearing fatalistic indulgent realistic practical moral accepting philosophical enlightened stoic ethical philosophic wise profound deep deep-thinking learned uncomplaining gentle even peaceable halcyon stilly hushed lown bovine good-natured docile irenic cool as a cucumber casual unconcerned assured happy-go-lucky breezy mature dependable balanced sound reliable free and easy carefree full of common sense unhurried reasonable pacific sane unaffected pragmatic apathetic circumspect complaisant judicious prudent urbane reserved self-confident informal amenable mild-mannered well-balanced secure low-key subdued understated discreet amiable undemanding unresponsive civil pleasant complacent untouched restful easy-peasy undismayed dignified downbeat hard-headed good-humored good-humoured heedless reposeful hard-hearted aloof uninterested passionless suave constant affable unshakable disinterested impassible elegant stress-free callous insensitive content conciliatory flat devil-may-care centered low-pressure centred well adjusted well-adjusted in control liberal regular unchanging unvarying flexible lenient no-nonsense uniform permissive consistent invariable graceful muted broad-minded considerate deliberate debonair clubby benign deliberative farsighted unaltering unalterable understanding open-minded cordial generous straight unflurried assertive subtle unostentatious inconspicuous undistracted all there neutral blissful not moved well-disposed sure of yourself with one's feet on the ground sombre somber pellucid satisfied reconciled resting fair quiescent comfortable balmy settled easeful at rest anxiety-free in repose unimpressed unstirred idyllic lackadaisical played down unpretentious downhome toned down dry-eyed stony soft responsible stony-hearted tender unswerving good calculable oblivious meek impervious immune down-to-earth having both feet on the ground self-restrained serious-minded resolute unmindful warm soft-hearted unassuming kind forgiving lax immune to insensate impervious to heedless of stubborn unyielding oblivious to impersonal friendly compassionate sensitive warm-hearted tender-hearted modest sympathetic airy leisurely unmindful of proof against deaf to merciful gay sunny light-hearted genial easy-oasy lacking concern pococurante buoyant unserious insensible incurious uncurious jaunty perfunctory frivolous remote unimpressionable frigid distant numb affectless submissive tame jejune obliging vapid deferential dull subservient spiritless obeisant forbearant upbeat thick-skinned chill coldhearted obdurate reticent marble hard-boiled uncompassionate heartless inexpressive blah objective deadpan listless glacial thoughtless careless live-and-let-live chilled out free from worry free from care with both feet on the ground along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches

Adjective

Having an easygoing and pleasing manner, especially in social situations
pleasant friendly affable amiable nice amicable cheerful lovely civil considerate sweet cheery congenial gentle sensible warm amenable cordial genial helpful kind urbane affectionate decent hospitable obliging peaceful unreserved chirpy delightful engaging mellow neighbourly soft agreeable bonhomous kindly sociable benevolent easygoing likable likeable lovable warmhearted approachable benign jovial personable tolerant calm civilised civilized gracious perky polite charming convivial courteous neighborly social easy-going good-humored good-humoured good-natured good-tempered mild-mannered warm-hearted well disposed well-disposed peaceable moderate pacific easy casual informal unceremonious comradely confidential close intimate familiar measured amical conciliatory mild harmonious non-hostile quiet placid compassionate tender pleasing caring meek laid back humane lenient modest understanding humble respectful kind-hearted unassuming softhearted loving tender-hearted sympathetic merciful reverent non-confrontational sweet-tempered dove-like lamblike demure shy tenderhearted moral retiring angelic large-hearted cool forgiving kindhearted bland goodhearted dovelike forbearing harmless motherly fatherly maternal brotherly soft-spoken unoffensive sisterly paternal accommodating mannerly thoughtful gentlemanly chivalrous gallant courtly well-mannered genteel well-bred complaisant ladylike well mannered cultivated polished refined generous unselfish decorous companionable indulgent suave big-hearted good-hearted well-behaved well bred honourable noble honorable attentive cultured diplomatic charitable well behaved tactful cooperative bighearted soft-hearted even-tempered beneficent well brought up good gregarious sensitive unpresumptuous matey collegial deferential magnanimous prepossessing winsome supportive palsy chummy sweet-natured patient formal well-brought-up respectable altruistic discreet hearty debonair unctuous politic stately forthcoming good-mannered benignant concerned hail-fellow easy to get along with well spoken palsy-walsy hail-fellow-well-met well brought-up well-spoken buddy-buddy protective wonderful courageous heroic soothing proper valiant elegant sentimental wellmannered gentlemanlike well meaning well intentioned swell ingratiating self-effacing brave liberal reputable correct acquiescent happy breezy compliant fearless bold intrepid dauntless stout-hearted marshmallow softie doting favourable easy to get on with nonmalignant noble-minded valorous willing to please favourably disposed non-malignant nonthreatening favorable sophisticated aristocratic willing accommodative knightly highborn patrician well-born blue-blooded outgoing appealing extroverted couth taught upper-crust trained conversable extrovert winning taking enchanting captivating obsequious poised solicitous punctilious condescending smooth clubbable giving reserved down-to-earth unpretentious unobtrusive simple mushy simpatico reasonable as nice as pie clubby fraternal couthy pally clubable communal extraverted honest backslapping cosy eager to please eager to help upright ethical cozy tight uninhibited virtuous trustworthy incorrupt worthy dependable barley-sugar upstanding righteous just principled company-loving buddy buddy regardful unimposing right straight true clean-living on the up and up squeaky clean stand-up right-minded all right

Adjective

Not excessive
moderate reasonable acceptable fair modest abstemious restrained bearable inconsiderable reasoned sensible tolerable non-excessive within limits within reason within due limits rational logical just intelligent sound practical wise equitable credible commonsensical judicious objective tenable realistic sober decent valid coherent advisable prudent justified sapient believable justifiable legitimate understandable viable thoughtful impartial commonsense good percipient feasible unprejudiced solid sane conservative analytical grounded plausible informed controlled reflective firm standing to reason politic legit well-founded levelheaded cognitive knowing cerebral unexcessive well grounded unextreme thinking admissible ratiocinative commonsensible together cool making sense circumspect consistent right unbiased analytic fair-minded thought-out well-thought-out open to reason evenhanded well-grounded well-advised in one's right mind based on good sense well reasoned level-headed clear-cut full of common sense well thought out well advised defensible supportable sustainable maintainable warranted workable reliable defendable arguable trustworthy correct confirmed able to hold water cogent convincing compelling congruent lucid true pragmatic persuasive effective conceivable imaginable strong bona fide warrantable sincere vindicable well founded assertable okay befitting necessary vindicated validated appropriate proper genuine authentic natural dinkum rightful accepted verifiable dependable fair enough real pukka acknowledged condonable secure impregnable excusable normal honest sure trusty to be expected telling substantial powerful accurate irrefutable probable proven balanced perceptive perspicuous deductive astute conclusive weighty determinative discerning authoritative germane forceful pertinent consequent relevant efficacious stable tested potent uncorrupted intellectual kosher attested well-reasoned down-to-earth clear-headed matter-of-fact holding water

Adjective

Careful, cautious or restrained in manner or approach
measured careful guarded restrained heedful conservative considerate circumspect wary vigilant cautious mindful safe moderate unhurried judicious controlled reserved reasonable prudent diplomatic politic tactful sensible chary strategic wise close-lipped close-mouthed judgmatic intelligent judgmatical discerning sober steady delicate softly-softly kid-glove sagacious even worldly-wise gingerly attentive awake not rash having foresight like a clam cagey precautious watchful on lookout discriminating alert civil thoughtful calculating noncommittal observant discreet tolerant modest regular disciplined mild easy lenient abstinent peaceable considered compromising balanced untroubled not given to excesses not excessive tentative suspicious leery hesitant reticent reluctant apprehensive scrupulous belt-and-braces canny with eyes peeled with reservations on the lookout gentle calm gradual patient uneasy provident aware shrewd suspecting forethoughtful loath distrustful sceptical mistrustful dubious shy doubtful averse afraid frugal disinclined mean nervous on the qui vive keeping a weather eye on watching one's step on your toes walking on eggs on guard watching out all ears on your guard playing safe walking on egg shells on the watch thinking twice hedging one's bets keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves with one's eyes peeled taking it slow parsimonious stingy iffy thrifty inhibited miserly constrained skeptical economical particular fastidious sparing non-committal vague unrevealing overcareful overcautious

Adjective

Tolerant of deviation
lenient gentle merciful sparing clement compassionate forgiving kind tolerant forbearing indulgent mild tender easy-going magnanimous benevolent charitable humane kind-hearted kindly liberal moderate permissive pitying soft sympathetic allowing amiable assuaging assuasive benign benignant complaisant compliant condoning easy easygoing emollient excusing favouring favoring good-natured humouring humoring lax letting light loving mollycoddling obliging pampering pardoning permitting softhearted soft-hearted soft-shell spoiling yielding being big live with going easy on accommodating acquiescent cooperative flexible pliant docile agreeable deceivable dupable gullible biddable submissive tractable susceptible deludable amenable unoppressive trusting unburdensome fleeceable unsuspicious naive patient understanding generous broad-minded tender-hearted gracious conciliatory long-suffering considerate humanitarian accepting calm open-minded meek uncomplaining stoical deferential friendly latitudinarian easy-oasy stoic pacific progressive big placid overindulgent free and easy peaceful serene peaceable tranquil affable genial free resigned assenting unprejudiced willing catholic unbigoted thoughtful favourable laissez-faire libertarian unbiased longanimous good-tempered good-humoured good-humored beneficent nonjudgmental favorable advanced radical receptive all heart kindhearted undemanding conformable polite solicitous restrained self-controlled self-restrained weak boneless spineless generous to a fault placable obedient cool unflappable willing to forgive enduring with the patience of Job selfless living with tenderhearted bleeding heart ruthful pitiful heart in right place feeling going easy with enlightened non-restrictive persuadable pliable convincible compromising nonresistant adaptable unprescriptive unrestricted live-and-let-live peace-loving obsequious assentive responsive open manageable malleable fair unwarlike amicable unorthodox impartial high-minded nonconventional nonorthodox unconventional right-on non-partisan nontraditional hands-off loose approving pacifist mellow willing to compromise easily persuaded fond non-aggressive non-combative non-belligerent inoffensive conflict-free dovish non-violent warm unassuming politically correct left rational reasonable noninterventionist receiving avant-garde intelligent interested even-tempered pacifistic warm-hearted modest sensitive pleasant civil quiet anti-war still irenic dovelike sophisticated easy on wide easy with broad cosseting accommodative gratifying doting caring restful undisturbed nonbelligerent balmy equable chilled diplomatic ordered neighborly complacent pacificatory neighbourly giving soft-shelled overpermissive tame mild-mannered flat jejune subservient subdued spiritless vapid obeisant smooth forbearant dull able to live with going along with willing to please

Adjective

Possible to excuse
excusable forgivable pardonable venial justifiable understandable condonable defensible allowable minor permissible slight explainable remissible remittable warrantable exculpatory explicable fair moderate okay passable plausible reasonable reprievable specious tenable trivial vindicable vindicatory all right within limits not too bad acceptable supportable defendable legitimate sound not serious valid justified right sensible maintainable proper sustainable logical arguable rational admissible well founded able to hold water tolerable insignificant unimportant lawful just accountable fit rightful within accepted bounds well-founded conceivable imaginable strong petty necessary warranted trifling righteous mild legal correct licit legit probable suitable viable believable credible expected workable predictable inevitable natural foreseeable normal unsurprising secure reliable impregnable trustworthy thinkable anticipated likely to be expected par for the course on the cards satisfactory rock-solid cast-iron cogent convincing compelling telling coherent effective reasoned persuasive lucid weighty powerful forceful commonsensical influential conclusive efficacious pertinent authoritative analytical analytic well-grounded solid impressive good relevant levelheaded satisfying potent intelligent clear consistent commonsense informed eloquent commonsensible sober firm forcible well reasoned congruent consequent realistic discerning judicious prudent holding water unanswerable clear-cut puissant well-advised well grounded perceptive perspicuous wise feasible practical kosher grounded true deductive proven irresistible sharp efficient decisive intellectual thoughtful coercive accurate articulate urgent ratiocinative effectual stringent mighty energetic well-reasoned well thought out trenchant germane sincere inferential deducible pragmatic obvious discriminating holding together hard confirmed bona fide objective substantiated accepted unmistakable reflective sane faultless thinking circumspect infallible cerebral moving inducing indubitable incisive impeccable knowing suasive convictive cognitive exact precise categorical assured meaningful significant advisable aggressive well advised well-thought-out well-defined vehement punchy material together definitive unequivocal cool emphatic powerhouse assertable extensional juridicious subtle well-organized appropriate genuine authentic factual verifiable dinkum pukka real acknowledged based on hard data based on hard facts salient equitable inductive decent joined-up syllogistic active violent armed well-established impartial sapient capable recognized all there watertight profound holding up responsible holding up in wash got it together unassailable flawless right-thinking recognised standing up established orthodox right-minded percipient restrained conservative controlled unprejudiced incontestable unambiguous intuitive evident decided undisputed formidable ingenious insightful great crystalline distinct drastic compulsory impactful striking able pithy thought-out unexcessive level-headed evenhanded based on good sense full of common sense fair-minded open to reason in one's right mind making sense unbiased standing to reason politic unextreme sufficient successful constraining virile elemental take-over steamroller coming on strong titanic take-charge ball of fire punch gutsy electric vigorous assertive intense militant on the ball exciting grand charming histrionical imposing high-powered enthusiastic hard-hitting vivid dramatic direct theatric graceful expressive important acute performant compulsive orderly systematic methodical apposite momentous apt consequential fitting winning attainable possible manageable achievable well organized doable glib smooth-tongued impelling silky slick touching silver-tongued smooth-talking enlightened sagacious veridical synthetic philosophic trustable reasoning collected unquestionable certain perspicacious veracious inveigling suasory swaying enticing actuating assuasive stimulating luring wheedling pointed inspiring unctuous alluring seductive smooth bearable practicable endurable errorless sure corroborated colorable meticulous rigorous truthful shrewd inerrant validated verified not taking no for an answer affordable sufferable brookable certified careful empirical open definite calculable explicit empiric dead-on on-target letter-perfect spot-on substantial balanced irrefutable astute determinative stable uncorrupted attested tested down-to-earth clear-headed matter-of-fact most likely

Adjective

Averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values
conservative traditional conventional hidebound orthodox old-fashioned cautious stable die-hard dyed-in-the-wool middle-of-the-road moderate reactionary timid traditionalist unchanging archconservative brassbound button-down buttoned-down careful guarded mossbacked old-line old-school paleoconservative prudent quiet safe sober standpat traditionalistic ultraconservative unadventurous unenterprising unprogressive bourgeois constant controlled fearful firm fogyish fuddy-duddy illiberal inflexible obstinate redneck right steady unchangeable uncreative undaring unimaginative hard hat holding to not extreme old guard old line white bread in a rut right of center stick in the mud set in one's ways strait-laced stuffy conformist diehard square straight rigid narrow-minded Tory stick-in-the-mud uptight rightist right-wing proper strict staid blimpish ultra-conservative formal prim prudish priggish puritanical uncompromising Victorian stiff starchy intransigent backward-looking obscurantist of the old school narrow established parochial prissy boring correct fogeyish long-established Pooterish alt-right genteel immovable Birchite hard-line classic intolerant niminy-piminy classical suburban philistine ordinary accepted common retrogressive regressive counterrevolutionary small-town mainstream old past customary pompous popular fundamentalist time-honored regular dogmatic family straitlaced punctilious decorous outdated stilted ceremonious doctrinal reserved sedate stodgy prim and proper smug respectable conforming bien pensant out-of-date doctrinaire extremist convinced unreconstructed unhip unrelaxed hard-core deep-dyed old-maidish moralistic ethnocentric purist true-blue universal counter-revolutionary mimsy governessy schoolmistressy schoolmarmish shockable staunch steadfast long-standing indomitable unyielding medieval prehistoric unreceptive mediaeval bigoted unreasonable wary middle-class overscrupulous goody-goody entrenched adamant circumspect tentative cagey mannered austere starched nice solemn chary hesitant severe Grundyish Pecksniffian socially acceptable dated provincial property-owning timorous unexciting stiff-necked commonplace right-leaning uncool restrained stay-at-home limited materialistic shopkeeping propertied rooted right wing shy out of date habitual parish-pump out of the ark behind the times historical acceptable accustomed predictable former ancestral to the right old school prejudiced biased received impersonal ancient folk prior historic approved deadly musty set fanatical puritan familial bygone jaundiced humourless fusty earlier generation intractable individualistic recognized normal old-fogeyish lineal official authoritative usual bluenosed small-minded foetid self-important hot bloated warm fetid arrogant smoky supercilious humorless smelly magisterial important puffy straightlaced prevailing standard authorized prevalent canonical oral unwritten unoriginal familiar acknowledged unheretical petty-minded handed-down close-minded routine derivative well established well-established kosher as dry as dust demure religious sanctioned admitted recognised pious legitimate rightful sound authorised set in your ways from the past old-world old-style of yore set in one's opinions fixed in one's views outmoded straight arrow in line by the numbers nice-nelly according to the book Biedermeier ceremonial comme il faut straight-laced general stock typical expected average everyday characteristic widespread representative current natural archetypal archetypical wonted unexceptional fitting suitable quintessential model standardized ideal fixed typic prototypical emblematic indicative standardised befitting prescriptive fit exemplary matter-of-course ubiquitous prototypal time-honoured true predominant settled confirmed illustrative run-of-the-mill symbolic appropriate paradigmatic bog-standard apt essential going in keeping in character old hat suggestive archetypic regulation patterned prototypic seemly de rigueur overall majority shared decent fashionable legal public becoming rife household vanilla done well-known standard-issue proverbial chronic widely held lawful ruling polite stereotypical proven refined just understood prosaic valid daily unremarkable plain legit garden-variety warranted frequent allowed moral cut-and-dried cut-and-dry garden variety in circulation in vogue statutory due wide collective generic endorsed fair pervasive broad reliable ritual widely used good staple basic mannerly sensible quotidian applicable licensed judicious prescribed workaday accredited stereotyped vulgar precise simple documented meet well-mannered de règle civilized OK virtuous stipulated common or garden comely permitted day-to-day honest agreed upon civilised well worn okay licenced tried and true tried and tested on the level par for the course across the board by the book in force on the up and up lamestream favoured extensive central definitive undoubted uncontested undisputed unquestioned canonic core textbook agreed imitable dominant primary discerning net protocol in order plastic white-bread so-so grind favored great signature touted boilerplate presentational couth courtly unopposed passed okayed preferred discreet abiding favourite comfortable favorite done thing one-size-fits-all standard operating procedure playing it safe sop same old wont in the groove according to Hoyle acquired honored enduring immortal ageless mutual diplomatic tralatitious apposite hackneyed derived lasting timeless traditionary known inveterate inherent symptomatic consistent tasteful dignified right stuff honoured congruous adopted intermutual embraced united commutual like renowned believed immemorial anticipated foreseeable foreseen arrived at mass pukka presentable dependable in established usage formulaic distinctive likely unsurprising idiosyncratic distinguishing declared recognizable identified perceived serious highbrow authentic memorable unforgettable ritualistic undying deathless native clichéd cliched realized remembered certified national blanket communal overarching global joint outright heavy symphonic concert heavyweight authenticated realised recognisable professed deserved comprehensive rampant true to form to be expected validated obedient trustworthy unquestioning astute merited only to be expected on the cards … all over true to type total sweeping epidemic nationwide societal wholesale verified widely recognized commonly accepted generally accepted deep-rooted ingrained compulsory signed sealed ratified wise sagacious intelligent officially recognized bona fide secure unshakable vested permanent signed and sealed ordered straight from the horse's mouth cleared decisive cathedral positive real decided conclusive ex cathedra definite and delivered ex officio obligatory mandatory necessary required condign competent justified earned broad-spectrum across-the-board broad-brush all-round all-around percipient perceptive shrewd licit permissible allowable legalized admissible reasonable constitutional upright socially obligatory a must called for au fait holding water requisite fly faithful tried-and-true ethical principled noble reputable twenty-four carat significant well deserved card-carrying in principle equitable well earned right-minded legalised within the law conforming to accepted standards above board going by the rules accurate exact gentlemanly qualified felicitous pretty desired suited ladylike modest honourable honorable courteous most common

Adjective

Casually calm and relaxed
unhurried calm easy comfortable cushy pleasant relaxing sedate agreeable carefree careful cautious cosy cozy leisurely measured nonchalant relaxed reposeful restful stress-free sympathetic casual comfy deliberate easeful easygoing leisured obliging tractable tranquil docile lax unburdensome unoppressive laid-back easy-going at ease serene placid peaceful untroubled insouciant unworried composed collected mellow chilled free and easy tolerant unconcerned unperturbed undemanding happy-go-lucky poised undisturbed mild equable contented safe unruffled amenable considerate patient flexible indulgent even-tempered breezy snug self-possessed homely satisfied content guarded pacific heedful liberal imperturbable blithe soothing calming wary circumspect lenient unexcitable vigilant at home conservative complaisant unflappable unfazed unflustered permissive together forbearing mindful easy-peasy affable level-headed self-controlled informal low-pressure devil-may-care moderate cool, calm and collected lazy in a relaxed manner taking your time warm comforted happy broad-minded amiable protected cheerful understanding open-minded good-natured cordial good-humoured good-humored generous comforting reassured gratified rested fun restored fresh soothed indolent uncritical complacent hang-loose offhand outgiving uninhibited at peace cool intimate homey homy quiet unemotional phlegmatic secure gemütlich homelike nonplussed friendly stoical commodious unexacting sleepy understated downbeat restrained hushed stilly arcadian still languid tranquillizing chilled out live-and-let-live low-key soporific unanxious retired inactive unexcited motionless tranquilizing alert chary free from interference free from disturbance watchful observant attentive apprehensive aware civil balmy assured free from interruption coolheaded halcyon confident gingerly prudent cagey levelheaded lackadaisical idyllic awake protective perceptive suspicious leery unbothered unaffected stolid unagitated unshakable unmoved unshaken playing safe on your toes on guard on the watch on the lookout mild-mannered cool-headed self-composed self-assured cool as a cucumber steady equanimous possessed recollected smooth level equal impassive limpid dispassionate stable controlled careless indifferent genial sober gentle as cool as a cucumber well balanced upbeat blasé detached natural laid back apathetic sunny uninterested grounded heedless good-tempered discreet sociable airy congenial without a care in the world undismayed open gay jaunty reasonable sensible lown commonsensical self-confident pococurante subdued inconspicuous muted loose disimpassioned incurious flippant unostentatious outgoing jolly subtle gregarious gracious jovial polite realistic assertive sane pragmatic buoyant unconstrained mature rational practical sound dependable judicious balanced businesslike nerveless regardless wise clearheaded debonair light-hearted urbane uncaring reliable played down toned down sanguine fearless lighthearted simple gutsy disinterested cursory sure of oneself full of common sense cool as cucumber unforced positive merry humble unceremonious distant lively spontaneous cheery uninterrupted unbroken benign lukewarm bright vivacious convivial pleasing unreserved unpretentious unstirred down-to-earth sprightly approachable unstudied spirited lightsome certain blithesome slack brave trouble-free slaphappy inattentive clubby free thoughtless unserious sure courageous hospitable staid calmed effervescent audacious accessible bold self-reliant welcoming self-asserting amicable insensible uncurious dauntless unobtrusive unhesitating windless cavalier frivolous light forgetful repressed communicative intrepid neutral negligent keeping your cool gung ho filled with aplomb well-disposed conversable well-balanced sure of yourself centered centred in control well adjusted well-adjusted enlightened unburdened unstressed forgiving empathetic no-nonsense unperturbable even-keeled overindulgent philosophical overfamiliar hard-headed daring straight humoring even unflurried unprejudiced deliberative farsighted great-hearted euthymic plucky bored weary stabile orderly systematic unfluctuating methodical elevated stoic unafraid diplomatic familiar sombre somber lacking concern perfunctory glutted jaded with one's feet on the ground artless all there unnoticeable unimpassioned passionless humouring boon footloose nonformal cocksure doubtless pushy implicit brazen clear effortless superficial pellucid reconciled resting fair quiescent impervious world-weary calm and collected thick-skinned untouched immovable smug self-satisfied receptive available serious suppressed quieted overconfident peaceable Zen downhome rosy high free from worry free from care footloose and fancy-free kindly cloyed benevolent nice stormless transparent nonjudgmental puffed up pumped up hard as nails stiff upper lip roll with punches unstuffy brash pastoral harmonious prelapsarian heavenly bucolic keeping a stiff upper lip not turn a hair keeping one's shirt on have one's act together invisible unshowy courteous smart free as the wind free as a bird joyful well disposed easy to get along with easy to get on with non-hostile door's always open likeable clement gleeful free-and-easy joyous glad charming personable kind unstructured uncommitted sparkling jocund paradisiacal sunshiny impetuous reckless prankish animated bland unremarkable soft-pedaled tasteful frolicsome playful funny neglectful free-wheeling free-spirited comradely clubbable neighbourly summerish summerlike hot unclouded cloudless summery jocular remiss humorous matey sweet pally decent chummy optimistic unglamorous modest soft aestival tame estival dry sedative disregardful sparky brisk fancy-free off the hook buddy-buddy facetious out of sight in the background unspectacular minimalist unflashy frisky derelict jokey with both feet on the ground neighborly likable good softened unfussy unassuming muffled unmindful chirpy easy-breezy ventilated expansive resilient modulated callous unsympathetic aloof oblivious delinquent irresponsible slapdash slipshod sloppy volatile feelgood high-spirited unthinking spicy peppy racy uninvolved low-profile toned-down without a cloud in the sky bright-eyed and bushy-tailed oscitant supine reserved deaf not bothered hardened hard-hearted self-centered insensitive feckless blind cold stony undaunted self-centred settled played-down soft-sell low-keyed self-effacing self-sufficient asleep at switch neglecting unheedful slovenly behindhand full of beans failing to take proper care can-do surefooted sure-footed full of the joys of spring believing in oneself self-assertive self-respecting not giving a toss

Verb

To keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
moderate control curb regulate restrain temper repress subdue tame check mitigate calm modulate pacify restrict still allay constrain hold in palliate soothe break cool damp deaden mellow mince quiet relax soften keep in check keep under control tone down soft-pedal play down meet halfway cool out lessen diminish reduce ease assuage mollify alleviate abate decrease suppress relieve dull blunt take the edge off stifle inhibit limit cushion dampen contain lighten quell weaken smother tranquilize bridle lull hold back settle tranquillize appease govern rein in lower compose qualify adjust muffle modify quieten measure hold keep retard lenify pull in placate rule hinder help gentle damp down curtail dilute impede hamper rein overcome attenuate keep the lid on keep a lid on mute silence extenuate obstruct arrest slacken confine slow minimize keep a tight rein on monitor chill out numb minimise hold down master remit manage benumb balance deter buffer handicap guide set stop direct sweeten trammel squelch adapt throw cold water on coordinate reconcile kill circumscribe dim square pour cold water on take the sting out block stay put the brakes on set limits on impose limits on withhold hold up choke back bottle up keep back keep within bounds put an end to bite back cloud slow down interfere with extinguish cut quench smooth administer revise quash cap cauterize dispel recover discourage banish water down discipline methodize overlook lick delay absorb hush depress shorten organize put a damper on systematize fetter police paralyse inspect legislate tune attune supervise cauterise muzzle administrate commute decelerate calm down transmogrify switch revamp superintend crush thwart oversee destroy standardize harmonize neutralize detain halt anaesthetize freeze prevent take the bite out gag stall neutralise stem steward simmer down keep in line frustrate make nice bar resolve pad wind down paralyze anesthetize fix pour oil on put the lid on preside over delimit rein back fine-tune harmonise keep an eye on keep tabs on systematise standardise organise hold in check put down constrict cut back choke dampen down fight back put a brake on cool down brake get rid of keep down put away pin down hem in let up lose speed stem the flow of ease up nip in the bud tie up spare euphemize discount shade sober darken deepen mask restraint re-collect chill satisfy excuse settle down pipe down intern put at rest collect fill surfeit reduce the force of rally corner blanket dash admix dismiss dissipate keep control of put a stop to stamp out scale down eliminate salve becalm lullaby keep on a string drive away chase away put to rest drive off synchronize time reduce punishment lessen the impact of reduce the impact of fine tune make reasonable reduce something stabilize slam on the brakes slow up dam play up to monkey around with synchronise conciliate propitiate subjugate soften the impact of encumber protect against tone vary foil demilitarise save cripple rescue stabilise defuse demilitarize rise above shackle insulate buttress bolster seclude guard reduce the effect of content squash stymie cut off choke off conquer stunt pause comfort dispose console tune down balm solace make up take the bite out of take the sting out of defend against shield against hobble inflect cut short catch terminate swallow interrupt set back hamstring clog staunch bottleneck counteract handcuff mire lag retardate ameliorate disarm manacle safeguard against repulse rebuff circumvent checkmate impair amend change alter shift tweak order handle run embarrass chasten humble conduct put a spoke in someone's wheel bring to a standstill pull up draw up play for time slacken pace stand in the way of fetch up loiter postpone procrastinate embog reef strangle cow stroke grease con dulcify pacificate peg reclaim bust smooth out clear the air take the heat operate arrange tend snuff out incapacitate stun exhaust etherize chloroform KO drown unnerve stupefy injure gas deprive consume tire dope back-water hit the brakes lose steam let down flaps get in the way of cut down bog down keep waiting anchor it allocate tie entrammel make peace with crack down on legalise fit normalise legalize normalize determine rectify classify readjust bound cork quieten down clamp down on get under control slap down get the better of impose peace upon butter up make peace smooth over restore harmony to fix up lay back be responsible for keep a tab on put in order check up on make conform keep a beady eye on carry on pull things together put a limit on cramp leash bit harness knock out lay out get a grip on kiss and make up clear the air with bury the hatchet smooth someone's ruffled feathers specify ration demarcate hog-tie short-circuit box in straiten debar put out of order put to sleep bind shrink inclose narrow surround delimitate prelimit define demark enclose encircle contract chain tether gaol jail impound imprison hogtie cool off keep in keep tight rein on button up keep lid on bring to screeching halt box up tie down lock up sit on pull back crack down send up hang up keep within limits come down on put a ceiling on cut down on shut in clip someone's wings put on ice bring under control have on a tight leash pace depreciate ebb de-escalate ease off make less intense put damper on baulk balk discontinue forestall cumber prohibit cease suspend oppose interdict resist quit stave off intercept end bring up head off baffle avert avoid ward off bork stonewall shut out cork up break off shut off shut down get in the way preclude throw a spanner in the works of forbid derail fend off disrupt sink drop submerge hold off pocket throw a monkey wrench in the works of desist put off obviate forfend rule out finish lay off interfere leave off conceal bring to an end ban forgo can eschew forbear crimp refuse outlaw desist from jam defer shelve close cancel give up divert counter overpower evade deny abstain close off put back entangle ward renounce knock off pack in turn aside kick keep at bay proscribe stanch steer clear of defeat cramp one's style put a lid on abandon disturb occlude disallow hide inconvenience exclude dodge withstand gulp back congest stuff scupper enjoin stop up nullify shush intermit escape pick off shun clog up sidestep bung up plug up abjure skirt weigh down put an stop to reject break up refrain from cut out come to a standstill give over pull the plug on call a halt to pack up do without keep off keep from abstain from forbear from scrub sabotage dissuade plug adjourn capture affect influence entrap barricade coop up sandbag conclude abort fence deflect crab obscure duck hesitate falter ostracize blockade block up incommode screen bottle cover up abbreviate abridge discommode censor disadvise scare immobilize keep secret faze make illegal immobilise fill up close out belay bung refrain quelch suffocate burden jam up embargo disadvantage pass die ostracise taboo clot waive be a hindrance to forswear dissolve pre-empt bypass repel prorogue turn off stopper mothball shake estop defend talk out of stand still contravene place a limit on lay aside take down back off forsake hold off on oppress call it quits call a halt gum up mark off stop oneself put half nelson on put on hold put on back burner put on the shelf protract come to a stop leave alone hold over saddle with drag one's feet come to a halt bite one's lip put the kibosh on withhold from push back prevent oneself from swear off restrain oneself from steer clear prevent yourself from count out not give in to stop oneself from make late fight off give a hard time put in cold storage anticipate straitjacket tie someone down ruin hang on hold the fort resist attack fight sidetrack brace net enmesh ensnare choke something back come down hard on snag hold something in act against cross gulp scotch left out keep feeling inside oneself trap bring to naught collar discountenance circumnavigate veto debilitate incarcerate overload boycott blacklist dissuade from discomfit rattle disfavour disfavor warn indispose frighten deprecate disconcert spoil prolong park garrote garrotte gain control over gain mastery over prevent from making progress inc charge bother lock in fence in necessitate close in immure concuss shotgun tie one's hands stave retain prescribe seal caulk elude put on brakes keep a rein on bring into line disqualify keep from happening girdle not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of sideline criminalize louse up set a limit on say goodbye to cut into break into block out close up foul up screw up get bogged down put the brakes on take out of play snuff make difficult put at a disadvantage bring an end to drag feet hold captive put out hush up heap shower shroud blackball except choke up pack throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of arrive buck lay down the law to someone nix spike put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in put out of commission cramp someone's style place at a disadvantage give disadvantage take out dawdle down loaf bog flag poke keep hold of tamper throttle sever block off confuse obturate complicate hold the line declare taboo criminalise trouble conflict override exile draw the line on check oneself turn down make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for give the thumbs down to declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to say no refuse to pay dam up gibbet gunge up wring shut out of noose squeeze freeze out silt up tongue-tie ice pigeonhole dispense with make impracticable miss stay away from make up for deny yourself shake off break the habit of skip out on get around shrink from shirk stay away get out of restrain from counterbalance skip shy from negate reschedule table get there draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill bulwark disband prorogate recess monkey with stand let call off axe erode elide undermine dock truncate syncopate decide fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon avoid doing sit out be temperate pass up not touch have nothing to do with not do take the cure jack in bring to a close bring to a halt put aside parry dummy up dry up shut up get back at reply beat off defend yourself retaliate put up a fight riposte rescind scrap call bring repeal revoke recall clip take a breather from put on a back burner sway lay on the table take a rain check on inactivate put on the back burner hang fire omit put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over hold in abeyance cover fend enfetter enchain gyve pinion cheat damage compromise condition dictate form shape mould chain up clap secure cuff stop dead break short leave unfinished stop cold stop short stop in full flow internalize reassure fall scratch cry off ax internalise touch underlie stand off peter out not move secure against seize predispose mold incline work on shepherd directionalize act on rock to sleep take it easy quiet down take the edge stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against keep at arm's length take impact on exert influence on put in irons clap in irons expropriate grab snatch commandeer have an effect on be a factor in act like a wet blanket stop midstream mark down retrench economize economise slash infringe encroach on tie someone's hands have an impact on attack ambush challenge knock it off put in chains appropriate interlope confront shortstop accost interpose hijack tackle waylay buttonhole keep under wraps keep inside black out clamp down take severe measures against take stern measures against tighten up on get tough pounce on take on get tough on come down on like a ton of bricks come down heavily on swoop down on cut in take away forego make off with quit cold cease to indulge in go without lay off of kick the habit kick over head off at pass elapse lapse expire go waver dither stagger vacillate wabble teeter wobble scruple limp stumble whiffle wind up dead-end wink out come to an end bring to a stop be over call it a day close down be suspended put a sock in draw to a close be abandoned come to a close blow the whistle on hold at bay put a cork in stem the flow bring to standstill be broken off shilly-shally wiggle-waggle draw to a stand hang back come to rest

Antonym of temperate

temperate Idiom, Proverb

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