Synonyms for abstemiousness
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : ab-stee-mee-uhs|
|Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsti mi əs|
Définition of abstemiousnessOrigin :
- c.1600, from Latin abstemius "sober, temperate," from ab(s)- "from" (see ab-) + stem of temetum "strong drink," related to temulentus "drunken." Technically, of liquor, but extended in Latin to temperance in living generally. Related: Abstemiously; abstemiousness.
- noun sobriety
- Oh, hang your abstemiousness; it is d——d unfriendly to eat so little!
- Extract from : « Paul Clifford, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- Of true Puritan abstemiousness, his only indulgence was chewing tobacco.
- Extract from : « The Crisis, Complete » by Winston Churchill
- His abstemiousness is remarkable, and he will not feed during the night.
- Extract from : « The Desert World » by Arthur Mangin
- True, I've since made call at an hotel, but you don't give me credit for my abstemiousness!
- Extract from : « Gwen Wynn » by Mayne Reid
- I feel that my abstemiousness, implying as it does a jaded palate and an aristocratic indigestion, is highly fashionable.
- Extract from : « Bizarre » by Lawton Mackall
- "Yes, abstemiousness has always continued to be a characteristic of their gentlemanlike descendants," sneered Winter.
- Extract from : « Kate Vernon, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Mrs. Alexander
- In fact, so strenuous was his labour, and so great his abstemiousness, that his health suffered by the combination of the two.
- Extract from : « Seekers after God » by Frederic William Farrar
- At the period to which we refer, the literary society of Edinburgh was by no means distinguished for its abstemiousness.
- Extract from : « Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland » by John Mackay Wilson
- A striking instance of abstemiousness is that of Cornaro, a Venetian nobleman, who died in the year 1566 at the age of 98.
- Extract from : « The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition » by A. W. Duncan
- In self-examination temperance or abstemiousness plays an important rle.
- Extract from : « A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy » by Isaac Husik
Antonyms for abstemiousness
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