teetotalism


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tee·to·tal·er

or tee·to·tal·ler  (tē′tōt′l-ər) also tee·to·tal·ist (-ĭst)
n.
One who abstains completely from alcoholic beverages.

tee·to′tal·ism n.

tee•to•tal•ism

(tiˈtoʊt lˌɪz əm, ˈtiˌtoʊt-)

n.
the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
[1834]

teetotalism

the principle or conscious practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Also called total abstinence. — teetotaler, n.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teetotalism - abstaining from alcohol
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

teetotalism

noun
The practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors:
Translations

teetotalism

[ˈtiːˈtəʊtəlɪzəm] Nabstinencia f (de bebidas alcohólicas)

teetotalism

nAbstinenz f
References in classic literature ?
Our teetotaler owner- captain was laughed at, and sneered at, by all of us because of his teetotalism.
T During much of the 1800s Aberglasney was home to the Phillips and John Walters Philipps families (the latter taking the "more aristocratic" spelling on inheriting the estate) before being passed to the Mayhews in 1872, with Colonel Mayhew remembered for his fierce teetotalism.
Reader Gary Edgecombe insisted it was Dean Martin, not Frank Sinatra, who rejected teetotalism, saying: "Imagine waking up and realising this is the best you're going to feel all day.
Their religion of personal experience of salvation, of hymn-singing, ejaculations of praise; the promise of a golden heaven after death as a reward for a sad life down here in the crowded misery of back streets, disease and gnawing poverty; their weekday socials and clubs which welded the membership of the chapels in a Puritan bond of teetotalism, and nongambling, non-smoking and well-doing: these had an appeal which today is largely dispersed into the manufactured day-dreams of the cinema and the less useful social life of the dance hall and sports club.
The ship in question is a reference to Noah's ark and the deluge, with the deluge being equated by Chesterton to the water of a self-righteous and imposed teetotalism, Chesterton's symbol for those reform movements that only see vice in human freedom.
The rights and wrongs of imbibing is not for me to judge as I am a teetotalism supporter, but that is a form of negative excess on the other side of the swing of the pendulum
In founding the New Australia colony, the Australian colonists brought with them many of the idiomatic beliefs of the Australian working class of the 1890s--solidarity understood through the concept of 'mateship', teetotalism, land hunger and the idealisation of the pastoral village life.
Her determination to connect prohibition (the legislated imposition of teetotalism on the unwilling) to other reforms also was being propagated by the Prohibition Party in its first national campaign, which was in 1872.
There are no more amusing, or better-written polemics against the host of modern superstitions, from Christian Science to gymnastics as a means to salvation, to teetotalism, and Krishnamurti, than Chesterton's essays.
Another difficulty is the emphasis on political action as opposed to social: was not Victorian Teetotalism a radical movement to enable working men to improve their lots?