What does Abstemious mean?

Abstemious meaning in General Dictionary

Abstaining from wine

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  • sparing in use of particularly drink and food
  • marked by temperance in indulgence
  • Abstaining from wine.
  • Sparing in diet; refraining from a totally free use of meals andu000du000a strong beverages; temperate; abstinent; sparing inside indulgence regarding theu000du000a desire for food or interests.
  • Sparingly utilized; used in combination with temperance or moderation; since, an abstemious diet.
  • Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; because, an abstemious life.
  • Promotive of abstemiousness.

Abstemious meaning in Medical Dictionary

Marked by discipline, especially in the intake of food or alcoholic beverages.


Abstemious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from Latin abstemius "sober, temperate," from ab(s)- "from" (see ab-) + stem of temetum "powerful beverage," pertaining to temulentus "drunken." Officially, of liquor, but extended in Latin to temperance in residing generally. Related: Abstemiously; abstemiousness.


Abstemious meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Abstaining from wine.

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  • (a.) Sparing in diet; refraining from a free of charge use of food and strong beverages; temperate; abstinent; sparing within the indulgence associated with the desire for food or interests.
  • (a.) Sparingly utilized; used in combination with temperance or moderation; because, an abstemious diet.
  • (a.) Marked by, or invested in, abstinence; because, an abstemious life.
  • (a.) Promotive of abstemiousness.

Sentence Examples with the word Abstemious

They are industrious and abstemious in their lives, and when living up to the standard of their faith they present one of the nearest approaches to the realization of the Christian ideal which have ever been attained.

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