noun Date: 1899 a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages • nondrinking adjective

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  • nondrinker — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nondrinker — nondrinking, adj., n. /non dring keuhr/, n. a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages. [1925 30; NON + DRINKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • nondrinker — nÉ‘ndrɪŋkÉ™(r) / nÉ’n n. one who does not drink alcoholic beverages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nondrinker — n teetotaler, nephalist, abstainer, water drinker, hydropot; temperance advocate, W.C.T.U. member, prohibitionist, Inf. dry, blue ribboner, blue ribbonist, blue ribbonite; puritan, ascetic; Rechabite, Encratite …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nondrinker — non·drinker …   English syllables

  • nondrinker — non•drink•er [[t]nɒnˈdrɪŋ kər[/t]] n. cvb a person who abstains from alcohol • Etymology: 1925–30 non•drink′ing, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • nondrinker — noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages • Syn: ↑abstainer, ↑abstinent • Ant: ↑drinker • Derivationally related forms: ↑abstinent (for: ↑abstinent), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • moderation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Keeping within limits Nouns 1. moderation, moderateness, temperance, continence, temperateness, gentleness; self restraint, self control, asceticism, abstinence; teetotalism, soberness, sobriety; quiet,… …   English dictionary for students

  • teetotaler — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nondrinker, prohibitionist, prude, abstinent; see abstainer . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. nondrinker, abstainer, *dry …   English dictionary for students

  • abstainer — noun 1. someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline • Syn: ↑ascetic • Derivationally related forms: ↑ascetic (for: ↑ascetic), ↑ascetical (for: ↑ascetic) …   Useful english dictionary

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