abstemiously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.abstemiously - in a sparing mannerabstemiously - in a sparing manner; without overindulgence; "he ate and drank abstemiously"; "indulged temperately in cocktails"
Translations
بِاعْتِدَال فِي الطَعَّام
střídmě
afholdentmådeholdent
mértékletesen
hóflega
az yiyip az içerek

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
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As wage slaves, toiling early and late, and living abstemiously, we could not save in threescore years--nor in twenty times threescore years--a sum of money sufficient successfully to cope with the great aggregations of massed capital which now exist.
odonturus was abstemiously poisonous because at 250 l dose all the intraparitoneally treated mice were died.
Those who have managed carefully or abstemiously are notoriously reluctant to assist those they perceive as profligate.
We lived simply on a limited budget, maybe more abstemiously than ordinary people who were our neighbors.