Eschew vs Temperately - What's the difference?

eschew | temperately |


As a verb eschew

is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from.

As an adverb temperately is

in a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.

eschew

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
  • Usage notes

    * The verb is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.

    Quotations

    {{timeline , 1500s=1599 , 1900s=1927 , 2010s=2014}} * *: What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d. * 1927 , *: He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order. * '>citation

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    References

    temperately

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.
  • 1601' ''My pulse, as yours, doth ' temperately keep time,
    ''And makes as healthful music: it is not madness
    ''That I have utter'd: bring me to the test,
    ''And I the matter will re-word; which madness
    Would gambol from.'' — Shakespeare, ''Hamlet , Act 3, Scene 4.