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ab·ste·mi·ous

 (ăb-stē′mē-əs, əb-)
adj.
1. Eating and drinking in moderation.
2. Characterized by abstinence or moderation: an abstemious way of life.

[From Latin abstēmius : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + *tēmum, liquor, variant of tēmētum.]

ab·ste′mi·ous·ly adv.
ab·ste′mi·ous·ness n.

abstemious

(əbˈstiːmɪəs)
adj
moderate or sparing, esp in the consumption of alcohol or food; temperate
[C17: from Latin abstēmius, from abs- ab-1 + tēm-, from tēmētum intoxicating drink]
abˈstemiously adv
abˈstemiousness n

ab•ste•mi•ous

(æbˈsti mi əs)

adj.
1. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate.
2. characterized by abstinence.
[1615–25; < Latin abstēmius=abs- abs- + -tēmius, akin to tēmētum intoxicating drink; see -ous]
ab•ste′mi•ous•ly, adv.
ab•ste′mi•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
2.abstemious - marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
temperate - not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"

abstemious

adjective temperate, sparing, moderate, sober, austere, frugal, ascetic, self-denying, abstinent, continent They want to live a quiet, abstemious life.
greedy, self-indulgent, incontinent, intemperate, immoderate, gluttonous, edacious (chiefly humorous)

abstemious

adjective
Exercising moderation and self-restraint in appetites and behavior:
Translations
مُعْتَدِل فِي الطَعَّام
střídmý
mådeholdende
hófsamur
saikingaisaikingassantūriaisusilaikantis
atturīgs
az yiyip az içen

abstemious

[əbˈstiːmɪəs] ADJ [person] → abstemio; [meal] → sin alcohol

abstemious

[æbˈstiːmɪəs] adjsobre, frugal(e)

abstemious

adj person, lifeenthaltsam; meal, dietbescheiden

abstemious

[əbˈstiːmɪəs] adj (person, in eating, drinking) → moderato/a

abstemious

(əbˈstiːmiəs) adjective
taking little food, drink etc. She was being very abstemious as she was trying to lose weight; an abstemious young man.
abˈstemiously adverb
abˈstemiousness noun

abstemious

a. abstemio-a, moderado-a.
References in classic literature ?
But for all this, the great negro was wonderfully abstemious, not to say dainty.
They chatted without much interruption from the business of the table; for Jane, despite her amplitude, had a small appetite, and was fearful of growing fat; whilst Trefusis was systematically abstemious.
I have now been thirty years in the public service, and have fulfilled my duties irreproachably, remained abstemious, and never been detected in any unbecoming behaviour.
The islanders are somewhat abstemious at this repast; reserving the more powerful efforts of their appetite to a later period of the day.
His daily living being very plain, he had a peculiar taste for sudden and isolated luxuries; he was an abstemious epicure.
Nor was the terrible Barney likely to be more abstemious for signal punishment sustained in a far from bloodless victory.
I knew he was of abstemious habit or I should have thought he had been drinking.
You know me: I am busy from morning till night and abstemious, so of course I am well.
As a matter of fact it goes to prove what an exceptionally abstemious person I am.
Wrench, generally abstemious, often drank wine rather freely at a party, getting the more irritable in consequence.
As in the regiment he had been not merely an irreproachable officer but had even exceeded his duties and widened the borders of perfection, so also as a monk he tried to be perfect, and was always industrious, abstemious, submissive, and meek, as well as pure both in deed and in thought, and obedient.
In food and drink he was abstemious as a monk, while exercise was a thing abhorrent.