Definitions for abstentious

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•sten•tionæbˈstɛn ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of abstaining.

Origin of abstention:

1515–25; < LL abstentiō


Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstinent, abstentious(adj)

    self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

    "not totally abstinent but abstemious"


  1. abstentious(Adjective)

    Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abstentious(adj)

    characterized by abstinence; self-restraining


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