moderation Definition

  • 1the quality of avoiding extremes, especially in one's behavior or political opinions
  • 2the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's diet

Using moderation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "moderation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He always drinks alcohol in moderation.

  • Example

    The key to a healthy lifestyle is moderation in all things.

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    She urged moderation in the use of social media.

  • Example

    The government called for moderation in the ongoing conflict.

moderation Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for moderation

Antonyms for moderation

Phrases with moderation

  • to practice self-restraint and avoid excess


    It's important to exercise moderation when it comes to eating sweets.

  • in reasonable or appropriate amounts, without excess


    It's okay to enjoy junk food in moderation, but don't make it a daily habit.

  • in a way that avoids excess or extremes


    He advised his students to approach their studies with moderation, rather than cramming at the last minute.

Origins of moderation

from Latin 'moderatio', meaning 'control'


Summary: moderation in Brief

Moderation [ˌmɑːdəˈreɪʃn] refers to the quality of avoiding extremes, such as in behavior, diet, or political opinions. It is characterized by temperance, self-restraint, and balance, and is often recommended for a healthy lifestyle. Examples include 'He always drinks alcohol in moderation,' and 'The government called for moderation in the ongoing conflict.' Phrases like 'in moderation' and 'with moderation' emphasize the importance of avoiding excess.

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