Synonyms for continence
Antonyms for continence
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTINENCE
A woman's virtue is her continence, and a man's virtues are truthfulness and courage.
This very laudation of continence is itself an emphasis upon sex.
That continence and celibacy were wrong, as leading to the worst scandals; 3.
She bore her husband five children at once and then took a vow of continence.
The Method of Continence, with the argument for and against the same.
A goddess would not advise the breach of a religious vow of continence.
The continence which the Church inculcated was not otherwise new.
The lesson of history, then, is that continence is essential to the progress of the race.
But, indeed, continence had at first no connection with morals.
The high chiefs were an exception to the general rule of continence.
late 14c., "self-restraint," from Old French continence (14c.), from Latin continentia "a holding back, repression," from continent-, present participle stem of continere (see continent). Especially of sexual desire from late 14c.; of the body's eliminatory functions, from 1915. Related: Continency.