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adjective as in abstemious

adjective as in ascetic

adjective as in continent

adjective as in puritanical

adjective as in temperate

noun as in abstainer


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Of these, 43 million are “at risk” for pregnancy—the other 19 million are abstinent or sterile or already pregnant.

Bristol Palin was not an abstinent teen—as evidenced by the 3-year-old son often seen resting on her hip.

Participants were divided into four categories of drinking frequency: abstinent, moderate, hazardous, and alcohol-dependent.

The lecturer was convinced that as a result of his lectures his students were exceptionally chaste and abstinent.

He had sworn that he would maintain his manner of abstinent living till he fell in love with a girl who loved him in return.

But my poverty kept me abstinent and my youthful romanticism kept me chaste until my married life was well under way.

Another glutton, in contrast with whom Fordyce was an abstinent, was Dr. Beauford.

It costs less than nothing to avoid overeating and overweight, and to be totally abstinent from alcohol and tobacco.

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On this page you'll find 209 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abstinent, such as: ascetic, austere, continent, frugal, moderate, and moderating.

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