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

Definition 1: act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite - [noun denoting act]

(abstinence is a kind of ...) the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

(... is a kind of abstinence ) abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

(... is a kind of abstinence ) abstaining from excess

(... is a kind of abstinence ) abstaining from alcohol

(... is a kind of abstinence ) abstaining from food

(... is a kind of abstinence ) (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

(... is a kind of abstinence ) the third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan); Muslims abstain from food and drink and gambling and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan

Definition 2: the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for abstinence in the sense of this definition

(abstinence is a kind of ...) the trait of practicing self discipline

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