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 ?
In the meantime, after this one relapse at Benicia, I went on with my abstemiousness, primarily because I didn't want to drink.
Lord Lowborough was quite as remarkable for his abstemiousness for some time before you married him, as he is now, I have heard.
Their singular abstemiousness and temperance,'' said De Bracy, forgetting the plan which promised him a Saxon bride.
     Who preach abstemiousness unto me --
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.
He emphasized why the Jewishness of these immigrants enabled their success: it was the "Jewish artisan and laborer, fortified by industry and abstemiousness, and well disciplined by salutary religious laws and customs" who was best suited to meet the "crying need of American industries.
Gluten intolerance was historically a sentence in life-long abstemiousness as chocolates, yummy biscuits, the odd cheesecake and all manner of nibbles flew out of the window.
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.
Hawthorne dares to show that romantic sexuality, without marriage, was quite alive in the Bay state, notwithstanding the orthodox heritage of puritanical abstemiousness.