Definitions of moderation

  1. quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state or quality of being mmoderate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; - usually contracted to mods. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of keeping within bounds; freedom from excess; calmness of mind, speech, or feeling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of moderating; state of being moderate; freedom from excess; calmness of mind; temperance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. State of being moderate; restraint in indulgence; temperance; calmness of mind; equanimity; forbearance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for moderation

  1. On the southern question General Grant had earlier inclined toward moderation but radical counsels and the logic of events led him to join Congress in the passage of the enforcement act and the Ku Klux Act, both of which have already been mentioned. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. Why, I am astonished at myself for my moderation in asking for so little from such a rich woman. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody