Another word for moderate
inexpensive, low-priced, medium-priced, reasonable, within reason, modest, inexorbitant, not excessive, not dear, average, nominal, at par, usual, inconsiderable, marked down, at a bargain, half-price, reduced, worth the money, relatively low, of small yield; see also cheap 1, economical 2.
temperate, measured, judicious, unexcessive, restrained, considered, reasonable, unextreme, balanced, equable, easy, average, steady, even, deliberate, calm, cool, mild, clement, gentle, unimpassioned, low-key, dispassionate, cautious, sober, prudent, sound, controlled, regulated, modest, conservative, medium, midway, within compass, within limits, striking the golden mean; see also calm 1, conservative, mild 2.
centrist, middle-of-the-road, tolerant, nonpartisan, unopinionated, undogmatic, not given to extremes, nonviolent, neutral, impartial, respectable, middle-class, preserving the middle course, compromising.
temperate, restrained, sober, sparing, abstemious, frugal, self-denying, abstinent, unindulgent, self-controlled, disciplined, careful, teetotaling, on the wagon*, straight*, sworn off*; see also restrained, sober 3.
moderate and temperate are often interchangeable in denoting a staying within reasonable limits, but in strict discrimination, moderate implies merely the absence of excesses or extremes, while temperate suggests deliberate self-restraint moderate demands, a temperate reply
Another word for moderateadjective
Not excessive or extreme in amount, degree, or force:modest, reasonable, temperate. See big, edge
Kept within sensible limits:conservative, discreet, reasonable, restrained, temperate. See plain, restraint
Suited to or within the means of ordinary people:modest, popular, reasonable. See money
Not steep or abrupt:easy, gentle, gradual. See rise
Requiring little effort or exertion:easy, light2. See easy
Free from extremes in temperature:mild, temperate. See edge
Of small intensity:gentle, light2, slight, soft. See strong
Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:acceptable, adequate, all right, average, common, decent, fair, fairish, goodish, passable, respectable, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable. (Informal) OK, tidy. See good
To make or become less severe or extreme:mute, qualify, soften, subdue, tame, temper, tone down. See increase
To become or cause to become less active or intense:abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, fall off, lapse, let up, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane. See increase