Meaning of ABSTEMIOUS in English



marked by restraint in satisfying desires (as for food, drink, or pleasure)

an abstemious man, little given to self-indulgence

Synonyms: abstentious, abstinent, continent, self-restraining, sober, temperate; compare sober 3

Related Word: self-abnegating, self-denying; ascetic, austere; sparing

Contrasted words: greedy, rapacious, voracious; epicurean, sybaritic, voluptuous

Antonyms: gluttonous

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