abstemiousness


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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:
Noun1.abstemiousness - restricted to bare necessitiesabstemiousness - restricted to bare necessities  
exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness, poorness - the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
2.abstemiousness - moderation in eating and drinkingabstemiousness - moderation in eating and drinking  
temperance, moderation - the trait of avoiding excesses

abstemiousness

Translations
إعْتِدَال فِي الطَعَّام
střídmost
afholdenhedmådehold
hófsemi
striedmosť
az yiyip az içme

abstemiousness

[əbˈstiːmɪəsnɪs] Nsobriedad f, moderación f

abstemiousness

n (of person, life)Enthaltsamkeit f; (of meal, diet)Bescheidenheit f

abstemiousness

[əbˈstiːmɪəsnɪs] nsobrietà, temperanza

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
References in classic literature ?
Their singular abstemiousness and temperance,'' said De Bracy, forgetting the plan which promised him a Saxon bride.
     Who preach abstemiousness unto me --
In the meantime, after this one relapse at Benicia, I went on with my abstemiousness, primarily because I didn't want to drink.
The reader will perceive that I am treating the subject rather from an economic than a dietetic point of view, and he will not venture to put my abstemiousness to the test unless he has a well-stocked larder.
Lord Lowborough was quite as remarkable for his abstemiousness for some time before you married him, as he is now, I have heard.
The rigid abstemiousness runs the risk of putting him at a dietary distance from an American electorate that still binges on carbohydrates and, after eight years of a tea-sipping president, craves a relatable eater-in-chief.
Ibn al-Jawzi crafted discrete chapters devoted exclusively to Umar II's love of learning and thadith transmission, miraculous visions or dreams regarding Umar II's special stature in non-Quranic scriptures, his status as one of the rashidun, his pious sayings, his abstemiousness with regard to food and clothing, and his generosity and fear of God.
5) Interestingly, though, the poem is not unequivocal in its censure of appetite and advocacy of abstemiousness.
Instead of economy and abstemiousness (kanaat) we have waste and debauchery, instead of work and service we have laziness and sloth.
But, oh, consider the tedium, as half the populace jump on the abstemiousness bandwagon, spewing their dreary recipes for 47 calorie soups all over the internet, tweeting their weight loss and feeling generally smug.
It is not difficult to see a consonance between the Jutlanders' abstemiousness and those advocated by Augustine, specifically in his Confessions of 401 CE.
And I held my head up high in church on Easter Sunday, knowing I'd been there with Jesus during his period of self-imposed abstemiousness - even if it was in slightly more comfortable surroundings.