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synonyms for abstention

  • abstinence
  • avoidance
  • self-control
  • self-denial
  • self-restraint
  • sobriety
  • abstaining
  • non-indulgence
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antonyms for abstention

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  • self-indulgence
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How to use abstention in a sentence

But M. Nicklauss, with his great experience of the world, deemed this almost general abstention of the fair sex unnatural.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
He has not been there since, and the following pages will perhaps explain the reason of his abstention.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
The abstention of a single sense from the coupling is enough to enfeeble the pleasure very greatly.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
If he were not going to build on the ground so carefully prepared, to what end this wariness and this abstention?
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
Abstention from voting is to be treated as a vote against the proposal under discussion.
HARPER'S PICTORIAL LIBRARY OF THE WORLD WAR, VOLUME XIIVARIOUS
The common mistake is in bathing before breakfast, when the system is at a low ebb, owing to the long abstention from food.
NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND HOW TO AVOID THEMCHARLES DAVID MUSGROVE
Abstention from labour is not only a honorific or meritorious act, but it presently comes to be a requisite of decency.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
To attain this end, neither an exhaustive investigation of facts nor a conscientious abstention from fiction was necessary.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
Their pride and their timidity assured me of their abstention.
THE RECOLLECTIONS OF ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLEALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSTENTION

  • abstention
  • chastity
  • continence
  • frigidity
  • impotence
  • maidenhood
  • purity
  • singleness
  • virginity
  • virtue
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