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abstaining

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  • verbhold back from doing
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Synonyms for abstaining

verb hold back from doing
  • cease
  • forgo
  • pass up
  • quit
  • refrain
  • renounce
  • shun
  • withhold
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • avoid
  • constrain
  • curb
  • decline
  • eschew
  • evade
  • fast
  • forbear
  • pass
  • refuse
  • spurn
  • starve
  • stop
  • deny oneself
  • do without
  • fence-sit
  • give the go by
  • give up
  • go on the wagon
  • keep from
  • sit on one's hands
  • sit on the fence
  • sit out
  • take the cure
  • take the pledge

Antonyms for abstaining

  • continue
  • do
  • accept
  • allow
  • embrace
  • encourage
  • face
  • meet
  • use
  • want
  • indulge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to abstaining

abstention

noun. refraining
  • abstaining
  • abstinence
  • avoidance
  • non-indulgence
  • self-control
  • self-denial
  • self-restraint
  • sobriety

abstinence

noun. restraint from desires, especially physical desires

ascetic

adjective. self-denying

denial

noun. dismissal, refusal of belief in

on the wagon

adjective. not drinking alcohol

sober

adjective. calm, peaceful; dull
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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