Definitions for abstemiousæbˈsti mi əs

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  1. abstemious(adj)

    sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

    "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy

  2. abstemious, light(a)(adj)

    marked by temperance in indulgence

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

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  1. abstemious(Adjective)

    Abstaining from wine.

    Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. - John Milton

  2. abstemious(Adjective)

    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.

  3. abstemious(Adjective)

    Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation

    an abstemious diet - Edward Gibbon

  4. abstemious(Adjective)

    Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.

    One abstemious day. - Alexander Pope

  5. abstemious(Adjective)

    Promotive of abstemiousness

    Such is the virtue of the abstemious well. - John Dryden

  6. Origin: First attested in 1600. From abstemius; from ab, abs + root of temetum.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Abstemious(adj)

    abstaining from wine

  2. Abstemious(adj)

    sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions

  3. Abstemious(adj)

    sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet

  4. Abstemious(adj)

    marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life

  5. Abstemious(adj)

    promotive of abstemiousness

  6. Origin: [L. abstemius; ab, abs + root of temetum intoxicating drink.]


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