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Synonyms for abstinence

noun restraint from desires, especially physical desires
  • chastity
  • fasting
  • frugality
  • moderation
  • self-restraint
  • abnegation
  • abstemiousness
  • asceticism
  • avoidance
  • continence
  • forbearance
  • renunciation
  • self-control
  • self-denial
  • soberness
  • sobriety
  • teetotalism
  • temperance
  • abstaining
  • refraining

Antonyms for abstinence

  • drunkenness
  • excess
  • indulgence
  • intemperance
  • intoxication
  • revelry
  • self-indulgence
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to abstinence

abnegation

noun. denial, renouncement of something

abstemiousness

noun. sobriety

abstention

noun. refraining

birth control

noun. pregnancy prevention

chastity

noun. celibacy, purity

cherry

noun. (vulgar) virginity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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