Synonyms for abstinent

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : ab-stuh-nuhns or ab-stuh-nuhn-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb stə nəns or ˈæb stə nən si

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Définition of abstinent

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French abstinent (earlier astenant) "moderate, abstemious, modest," from Latin abstinentem (nominative abstinens), present participle of abstinere (see abstinence).
  • As in ascetic : adj self-denying
  • As in moderate : adj calm, temperate
  • As in abstemious : adj restraining behavior or appetite
  • As in on the wagon : adj not drinking alcohol
  • As in puritanical : adj proper, straitlaced
  • As in sober : adj not partaking of alcohol
  • As in temperate : adj controlled, sober
  • As in continent : adj chaste, pure
  • As in abstainer : noun teetotaler
Example sentences :
  • These unfortunate creatures cannot be temperate, they must therefore be abstinent.
  • Extract from : « Tobacco and Alcohol » by John Fiske
  • They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of firewater.
  • Extract from : « The Colonial Cavalier » by Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • Another glutton, in contrast with whom Fordyce was an abstinent, was Dr. Beauford.
  • Extract from : « The Funny Side of Physic » by A. D. Crabtre
  • They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of fire water.
  • Extract from : « Americana Ebrietatis » by Hewson L. Peeke
  • It is most frequent in males, and more so in the intemperate than in the abstinent.
  • Extract from : « A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II » by Various
  • All were to be fasting and abstinent from their wives on the previous night.
  • Extract from : « The Customs of Old England » by F. J. Snell
  • The delicate, the abstinent, the reticent graces were his in the heroic degree.
  • Extract from : « The Rhythm of Life » by Alice Meynell
  • They were hungry; they had been abstinent; they had surrendered their riches and their comforts.
  • Extract from : « The City of Delight » by Elizabeth Miller
  • But my poverty kept me abstinent and my youthful romanticism kept me chaste until my married life was well under way.
  • Extract from : « Tono Bungay » by H. G. Wells
  • 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.
  • Extract from : « Tramping on Life » by Harry Kemp

Antonyms for abstinent

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