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abstemious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstemious  \Ab*ste"mi*ous\,  a.  [L.  abstemius  ab  abs  +  root  of 
  temetum  intoxicating  drink.] 
  1.  Abstaining  from  wine.  [Orig.  Latin  sense.] 
 
  Under  his  special  eye  Abstemious  I  grew  up  and 
  thrived  amain.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Sparing  in  diet;  refraining  from  a  free  use  of  food  and 
  strong  drinks;  temperate;  abstinent;  sparing  in  the 
  indulgence  of  the  appetite  or  passions. 
 
  Instances  of  longevity  are  chiefly  among  the 
  abstemious.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  Sparingly  used  used  with  temperance  or  moderation;  as  an 
  abstemious  diet.  --Gibbon. 
 
  4.  Marked  by  or  spent  in  abstinence;  as  an  abstemious 
  life.  ``One  abstemious  day.''  --Pope. 
 
  5.  Promotive  of  abstemiousness.  [R.] 
 
  Such  is  the  virtue  of  the  abstemious  well  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abstemious 
  adj  1:  sparing  in  consumption  of  especially  food  and  drink;  "the 
  pleasures  of  the  table,  never  of  much  consequence  to 
  one  naturally  abstemious"-  John  Galsworthy  [ant:  {gluttonous}] 
  2:  marked  by  temperance  in  indulgence;  "abstemious  meals";  "a 
  light  eater";  "a  light  smoker";  "ate  a  light  supper"  [syn: 
  {light(a)}] 




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