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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstemiousadjective

    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)adjective

    marked by temperance in indulgence

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

Wiktionary

  1. abstemiousadjective

    Abstaining from wine.

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

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

  2. abstemiousadjective

    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.

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

  3. abstemiousadjective

    Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation

    an abstemious diet - Edward Gibbon

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

  4. abstemiousadjective

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

    One abstemious day. - Alexander Pope

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

  5. abstemiousadjective

    Promotive of abstemiousness

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abstemiousadjective

    abstaining from wine

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

  2. Abstemiousadjective

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

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

  3. Abstemiousadjective

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

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

  4. Abstemiousadjective

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

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

  5. Abstemiousadjective

    promotive of abstemiousness

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abstemious

    abs-tēm′i-us, adj. temperate: sparing in food, drink, or enjoyments.—adv. Abstem′iously.—n. Abstem′iousness. [L. abstemiusabs, from, temetum, strong wine.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abstemious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abstemious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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