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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•ste•mi•ousæbˈsti mi əs(adj.)

  1. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate.

  2. characterized by abstinence.

Origin of abstemious:

1615–25; < L abstēmius=abs-abs - +-tēmius, akin to tēmētum intoxicating drink; see -ous

ab•ste′mi•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstemiousness(noun)

    restricted to bare necessities

  2. abstemiousness(noun)

    moderation in eating and drinking

Wiktionary

  1. 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 temperance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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 temperance


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