Abstemiousness
Abstemiousness Ab*ste"mi*ous*ness, n. The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than temperance. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(as a habit),


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