Synonyms for abstemiousness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-stee-mee-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsti mi əs

Définition of abstemiousness

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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