Patiently vs Temperately - What's the difference?

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Patiently is a related term of temperately.

As adverbs the difference between patiently and temperately

is that patiently is in a patient manner while temperately is in a thoughtfully measured or regulated manner, eschewing extremes.



Alternative forms

* paciently (archaic)


(en adverb)
  • In a patient manner.
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    (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.