abstentious


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Adj.1.abstentious - self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; "not totally abstinent but abstemious"
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
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9) Indeed, we cannot know for certain whether the historical al-Farabi really lived the life of an abstentious philosopher, but similarly, one could say that it is also possible to doubt the information about his death in Damascus in 339h.
It binds the government to eliminate wasteful and abstentious expenditure at all levels and promote simplicity in governance.