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synonyms for abstemious

  • abstinent
  • ascetic
  • austere
  • continent
  • frugal
  • moderate
  • moderating
  • restrained
  • self-denying
  • self-restrained
  • sober
  • sparing
  • temperate
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antonyms for abstemious

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  • gluttonous
  • greedy
  • hungry
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How to use abstemious in a sentence

Mr. Balfour, being an abstemious man, would not submit to the latter alternative, but consented to tell a story.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Masters of prisons,” he rejoined, “who keep shop, have a natural horror of an abstemious captive.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
I think I have retained the vigor of my mind more, in consequence of an abstemious diet.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
After a few years, he ventured to change his abstemious diet for one more rich and stimulating.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
Many a person, who wishes to be abstemious, seems to think that if he only abstains from flesh and fish, that is enough.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
His favorite articles of food were tea, bread and butter, and baked apples; and he was even abstemious in the use of these.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
He was universally regarded as one of the most abstemious men of his age.
VEGETABLE DIET: AS SANCTIONED BY MEDICAL MEN, AND BY EXPERIENCE IN ALL AGESWILLIAM ANDRUS ALCOTT
Such was the refreshment provided by the abstemious Porteos for their friends on such an occasion as the present.
PONCE DE LEONWILLIAM PILLING
Though convivial in his youth, yet, for the greatest portion of his life, Nash was rigidly abstemious in his habits.
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
Though as a rule conspicuously abstemious, he had drunk rather freely to-night, and that with an odd haste of thirst.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSTEMIOUS

  • abstaining
  • abstemious
  • abstinent
  • austere
  • disciplined
  • puritanical
  • spartan
  • strict
  • abstemious
  • canny
  • careful
  • chary
  • conserving
  • discreet
  • meager
  • meticulous
  • mingy
  • niggardly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penny-wise
  • preserving
  • provident
  • prudent
  • saving
  • sparing
  • spartan
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • tightwad
  • unwasteful
  • wary
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