Abstemiousness

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 abstemiousness — index abstention, austerity, moderation, temperance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 abstemiousness — abstinence, *temperance, sobriety, continence Analogous words: self denial, self abnegation (see RENUNCIATION): asceticism, austerity (see corresponding adjectives at SEVERE) Antonyms: gluttony Contrasted words: greed, rapacity (see CUPIDITY):… …

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  • 4 abstemiousness — abstemious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not self indulgent, especially as regards eating and drinking. DERIVATIVES abstemiously adverb abstemiousness noun. ORIGIN Latin abstemius, from ab from + a word related to temetum alcoholic liquor …

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  • 5 abstemiousness — noun see abstemious …

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  • 6 abstemiousness — See abstemiously. * * * …

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  • 7 abstemiousness — noun The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than …

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  • 8 abstemiousness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sobriety, self denial, abstinence; see abstinence , moderation 1 , restraint 1 …

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  • 9 abstemiousness — É™b stɪːmɪəsnɪs n. nonindulgence, austerity, moderation …

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  • 10 abstemiousness — n. Temperance (as a habit), abstinence …

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  • 11 abstemiousness — n 1. teetotalism, nephalism, temperance, sobriety, soberness; prohibition, blue ribbonism; Rechabitism. 2. habitual abstinence, abstention, nonindulgence, moderation, continence, celibacy, fasting; Puritanism, austerity, self mortification, self… …

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  • 12 abstemiousness — ab·ste·mi·ous·ness …

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  • 13 abstemiousness — noun 1. restricted to bare necessities • Derivationally related forms: ↑abstemious • Hypernyms: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑leanness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑scantness, ↑ …

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  • 14 Asceticism in Judaism — Asceticism is a term derived from the Greek verb ἀσκέω, meaning to practise strenuously, to exercise. Athletes were therefore said to go through ascetic training, and to be ascetics.In this usage the twofold application to the mode of living and… …

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  • 15 abstinence — noun 1) AA endorses a path of abstinence Syn: teetotalism, temperance, sobriety, abstemiousness, abstention; rare nephalism 2) of course abstinence is the most effective form of birth control, but is it the most realistic? Syn: celibacy, chastity …

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  • 16 self-control — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. self discipline, possession, or restraint; poise, composure; reserve. See resolution. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. poise, restraint, aplomb, self government, discipline, self discipline, reserve, reticence …

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  • 17 temperance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See moderation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. moderation, restraint, abstinence, self control, forbearance, self denial, self restraint, abnegation, frugality, sobriety, soberness, abstemiousness,… …

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  • 18 temperance — temperance, sobriety, abstinence, abstemiousness, continence can all mean self restraint in the gratification of appetites or passions. In its more general sense Temperance implies simply habitual moderation and the exercise of judgment… …

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  • 19 Abstemious — Ab*ste mi*ous, a. [L. abstemius; ab, abs + root of temetum intoxicating drink.] 1. Abstaining from wine. [Orig. Latin sense.] [1913 Webster] Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Sparing in diet;… …

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  • 20 Sobriety — So*bri e*ty, n. [L. sobrietas: cf. F. sobri[ e]t[ e]. See {Sober}.] 1. Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety. [1913 Webster] Public sobriety is a relative duty. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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