Meaning of ABSTEMIOUS in English

ABSTEMIOUS

adj. Function: adjective

marked by restraint in satisfying desires (as for food, drink, or pleasure) FF1C; an abstemious man, little given to self-indulgence FF1E;

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

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

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

Antonyms: gluttonous

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.