Definitions for abstemiousæbˈsti mi əs
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sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
"the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
marked by temperance in indulgence
"abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
Abstaining from wine.
Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. - John Milton
Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
Instances of longevity are chiefly among the abstemious - John Arbuthnot.
Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation
an abstemious diet - Edward Gibbon
Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
One abstemious day. - Alexander Pope
Promotive of abstemiousness
Such is the virtue of the abstemious well. - John Dryden
Origin: First attested in 1600. From abstemius; from ab, abs + root of temetum.
abstaining from wine
sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions
sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet
marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life
promotive of abstemiousness
Origin: [L. abstemius; ab, abs + root of temetum intoxicating drink.]
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