Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
continence

con·ti·nence

continence

pronunciation:
kan tih nns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: moderation or self-restraint, esp. in sexual activity.
synonyms:
moderation, self-control, self-restraint, temperance
antonyms:
abandon
similar words:
abstinence, asceticism, austerity, celibacy, chastity, forbearance, Puritanism, restraint, self-denial
definition 2: ability to control the release of one's urine and feces.