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Definitions and Synonyms of abstemious | Another word for abstemious | What is abstemious?

Definition 1: sparing in consumption of especially food and drink - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where abstemious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious

(abstemious is similar to ...) self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

"not totally abstinent but abstemious"

(abstemious is similar to ...) practicing great self-denial

"Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it" "a desert nomad's austere life" "a spartan diet" "a spartan existence"

(means also ...) characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

(... are attributes of abstemious) moderation in eating and drinking

Definition 2: marked by temperance in indulgence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abstemious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abstemious with the use of adverbs
  • a light eater
  • a light smoker
  • ate a light supper

Synonyms for abstemious in the sense of this definition

(abstemious is similar to ...) not extreme in behavior

"temperate in his habits" "a temperate response to an insult" "temperate in his eating and drinking"

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