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Abstemious

Abstemious Meaning & Definition
Abstemious Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abstemious?

[adj] sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
[adj] marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abstemious: abstentious | abstinent | ascetic | ascetical | austere | light(a) | spartan | temperate

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abstemious: abstentious | abstinent | Apostolic | ascetic | austere | celibate | chaste | continent | dwarfed | dwarfish | Encratic | exiguous | frugal | fruitarian | impoverished | jejune | lean | Lenten | limited | meager | mean | miserly | narrow | nephalistic | niggardly | on the wagon | paltry | parsimonious | poor | puny | Pythagorean | Rechabite | scant | scanty | scrawny | scrimp | scrimpy | self-abnegating | self-denying | sexually abstinent | Shaker | skimp | skimpy | slender | slight | slim | small | sober | spar | spare | sparing | Spartan | starvation | stingy | stinted | Stoic | straitened | stunted | subsistence | sworn off | teetotal | temperate | thin | unnourishing | unnutritious | vegetarian | watered | watery

See Also | nonindulgent

Abstemious In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*ste"mi*ous\, a. [L. abstemius; ab, abs + root of temetum intoxicating drink.] 1. Abstaining from wine. [Orig. Latin sense.] Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. --Milton. 2. Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions. Instances of longevity are chiefly among the abstemious. --Arbuthnot. 3. Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet. --Gibbon. 4. Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life. ``One abstemious day.'' --Pope. 5. Promotive of abstemiousness. [R.] Such is the virtue of the abstemious well. --Dryden.

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