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.
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tee•to•tal•ism

(tiˈtoʊt lˌɪz əm, ˈtiˌtoʊt-)

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

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

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

teetotalism

[ˈtiːˈtəʊtəlɪzəm] Nabstinencia f (de bebidas alcohólicas)
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teetotalism

nAbstinenz f
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As I approached; the diminutive, 70-something, devout Methodist, lifelong tee-totaller began to sing 'the Red Flag'.
is a tee-totaller, vegetarian, avid Celtic fan and took the fight to the SNP on the streets of Scotland during the referendum campaign.
"I never really sleep in the afternoon, if I do then I don't sleep at night," laughed the tee-totaller, who's yet to betempted to sample the Spanish nightclub scene.
Not not by me and the players, as we still have a job to do, and not for me because I'm a tee-totaller! "But certainly in the stands and around the town they will be enjoying themselves.
As a devout Christian, nonsmoker and tee-totaller, who had married the school teacher John Staff, Kathy concentrated on northern roles, playing Vera Hopkins in Coronation Street, while also demonstrating her comic touch in numerous northern-style shows.
With his busy riding schedule, tee-totaller O'Donohoe, 35, didn't bother with a stag night, but his 22-year-old bride-to-be, who is now a clipper in Celik's salon on the high street, took off with some racing friends for a weekend in Ibiza, where they enjoyed hospitality at clubs Plastique, Pasha and Eden, courtesy of contacts from one of O'Donohoe's cohorts at Godolphin.
A non-smoker and tee-totaller, the only thing Murphy spends his money on is travelling to GAA matches.
DRUNKEN NIGHT-OUT: I'm a tee-totaller so it would have to be a night out with other people.
HOLLYWOOD star Gwyneth Paltrow has starred in an advert for Martini despite being a yoga-loving tee-totaller herself.
Ltd.: Providence company that produces hard cider (ironic because Lovecraft was a tee-totaller).