Temperate – 1. Relating to areas of mild temperatures 2. Even-tempered, agreeble
To remember the definition of the word temperate, use the following mnemonic:
The office temp was irate (temperate) – but she kept an even temper and a mild temperature even though her new boss loaded so much work onto her.
Examples of temperate in a sentence (relating to areas of mild temperature)
Both Britain and New Zealand have temperate climates, although some parts of both can get relatively cold in winter.
Because I live in a temperate region, I experience all of the seasons from warm summers to cold winters.
Many crops grow much better in temperate parts of the world.
Examples of temperate in a sentence (even-tempered, agreeable)
He had a temperate nature and was always happy to help in any way he could.
She found it difficult to remain temperate when she found out her staff were continually wasting time on the internet.
He was not the most temperate of managers – someone arriving ten seconds late for work would make him see red.