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.
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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
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abstemiousness

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Translations
إعْتِدَال فِي الطَعَّام
střídmost
afholdenhedmådehold
hófsemi
striedmosť
az yiyip az içme

abstemiousness

[əbˈstiːmɪəsnɪs] Nsobriedad f, moderación f
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abstemiousness

n (of person, life)Enthaltsamkeit f; (of meal, diet)Bescheidenheit f
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abstemiousness

[əbˈstiːmɪəsnɪs] nsobrietà, temperanza
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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
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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.
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.
The millennial- and Gen Z-driven trend is seen as part of a burgeoning wellness movement, a desire to have social gatherings less focused on alcohol (and the next mornings less fuzzed by aftereffects), as well a shift toward abstemiousness more generally.
The shadow of masochism is not absent, even from this feast: "Careless to abstemiousness in her daily habits, it was part of her [Mrs.
Words such as self-restraint, abstemiousness, will-power, self-discipline, sacrifice, fasting, have no place in the thinking of the young, because these intangible concepts are not taught, unless one is prepared to forgo carnal pleasures of indolence in order to make millions of pounds as an athletic footballer.
The third chapter, "The Nomads, their Virtues, and their Place in History," shows how Ibn Khaldun thought that the nomads have a better character than city people, one marked by abstemiousness, bravery, and good health.
There were so many borders to cross and so many different currencies to handle that mere abstemiousness was no longer an option.
In the December issue of HandL (Health and Lifestyle) magazine, the article of pastor Richard Mendoza on abstemiousness piqued my interest.
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." (63) He left the "modus operandi" of the movement for others to explain and turned to descriptions of what he knew best, the welcome and care immigrants received upon their arrival in Galveston.
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.