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. I didn't in the least want a drink, but I did want to be a good fellow and a good comrade.
Matthews also built a hall for the promotion of teetotalism. Alderman Trounce in his reminiscences claims that: "Primarily the hall was used for the advocacy of temperance, but I have known it to be used as a circus, a dancing saloon, a concert hall, and now it is doing its best work as one of the most succesful places of worship in Cardiff, the Wood Street Chapel."
But the latest survey of people in 195 countries insists only teetotalism is safe.
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. The Vril-ya represent this approach in excelsis.
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.