teetotalism


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to teetotalism: teetotaller

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.
The Methodist tradition of teetotalism also appears to be holding strong in North Wales.
It is no coincidence the feature event has borne the names successively of Newcastle Brown Ale, Foster's Lager and now John Smith's - parent company Heineken's 32 years of sponsorship was not undertaken with the aim of promoting teetotalism.
American politics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were riddled with screeds against "the evils of drink" (coded language maligning the morals of those European immigrants for whom teetotalism was no virtue).
Having once admired utilitarian social reformers in the 1830s, Bulwer-Lytton was aware of the many utopian arguments that claimed the state could change people's habits, and thus their character, through measures such as public education or teetotalism.
NOW is traditionally the time to embrace teetotalism, for 31 days at least, but pledging to have a Dry January doesn't preclude the bevy of pampering products infused with your favourite boozy scents.
NOW is traditionally the time to embrace teetotalism, for 30 days at least, but pledging to have a Dry January doesn't preclude the bevy of pampering products infused with your favourite boozy scents.
COCKTAIL MENU NOW is traditionally the time to embrace teetotalism, for 30 days at least, but pledging to have a Dry January doesn't preclude the bevy of pampering products infused with your favourite boozy scents.
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.
Temple adheres to the teetotalism expected of women with her social pedigree.
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.