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abstemious

ab·ste·mi·ous

abstemious

 
pronunciation:
aeb sti mi ihs
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: exercising restraint or moderation in eating and drinking.
A nun is taught to be abstemious.The support group helped him become abstemious.
synonyms:
moderate, temperate
antonyms:
gluttonous, self-indulgent
similar words:
ascetic, austere, continent, sober, teetotal
definition 2: marked by restraint or abstention.
Her career as a model demanded an abstemious diet.The life of a monk is an abstemious one.
synonyms:
restrained
antonyms:
self-indulgent
similar words:
ascetic, austere, celibate, continent, provident
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derivations: abstemiously (adv.), abstemiousness (n.)