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Synonyms for moderate

Synonyms for moderate

not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force

kept within sensible limits

suited to or within the means of ordinary people

not steep or abrupt

requiring little effort or exertion

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free from extremes in temperature

of small intensity

to make or become less severe or extreme

to become or cause to become less active or intense

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a person who takes a position in the political center

preside over

make less fast or intense

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make less severe or harsh

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make less strong or intense

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restrain

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being within reasonable or average limits

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not extreme

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marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes

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References in classic literature ?
Eastwards rise the Appalachians, the very highest point of which, in New Hampshire, does not exceed the very moderate altitude of 5,600 feet.
And yet two thousand a-year is a very moderate income," said Marianne.
What remedy then shall we find for these three disorder; and first, to prevent stealing from necessity, let every one be supplied with a moderate subsistence, which may make the addition of his own industry necessary; second to prevent stealing to procure the luxuries of life, temperance be enjoined; and thirdly, let those who wish for pleasure in itself seek for it only in philosophy, all others want the assistance of men.
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
Then you must further imagine the same thing to happen to the son which has already happened to the father:--he is drawn into a perfectly lawless life, which by his seducers is termed perfect liberty; and his father and friends take part with his moderate desires, and the opposite party assist the opposite ones.
They continued together with unabated regard however, till the marriage of Miss Campbell, who by that chance, that luck which so often defies anticipation in matrimonial affairs, giving attraction to what is moderate rather than to what is superior, engaged the affections of Mr.
The first was to obey the laws and customs of my country, adhering firmly to the faith in which, by the grace of God, I had been educated from my childhood and regulating my conduct in every other matter according to the most moderate opinions, and the farthest removed from extremes, which should happen to be adopted in practice with general consent of the most judicious of those among whom I might be living.
When the dust cleared, results showed that no matter what happens in the general election in November, moderates will control the 10-member board with at least six seats.
Why aren't my fellow Muslim moderates pouring into the streets to protest such defamations of our religion?
These moderates have largely remained in the Republican coalition because of its faith-friendly image.
The past two decades have witnessed a number of monographs seeking to provide a dominant interpretation of the controversy that pitted moderates against fundamentalists in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Louisiana's experience also negates the assertion that Proposition 62 will elect more moderates, especially in competitive statewide races.
And, of course, if moderates support abortion, then those who oppose it must be extremists
Over much of the 1990s, the public has been told that each congressional election brings a new crop of pragmatic moderates to government.
The arrest of such prominent moderate Islamist figures as Essam al-Eryan provide a face, while not known internationally, still sufficiently prominent and respected in Egypt and the Arab world, to call into question the whole regime effort to curtail the moderates.