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abstemious | unabstemious | abstemiousness

abstemious unabstemious abstemiousness
characterized by restraint
  • How to Memorize
    • abstemious - moderate
  • Analysis

    The term ‘abstemious’ expresses the forgoing or at least moderation of a desire or appetite, often for health, religious, or moral reasons. This typically involves avoiding eating or drinking too much. It is similar to the word ‘abstain’, though it comes from a different root.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsabstinenttemperate, restrained,
  • Example(s)
    1. He is a bit of a control freak, which is demonstrated by his abstemious diet.

    2. I enjoy the finer things and indulging myself, so I have an unabstemious lifestyle.

    3. Her current abstemiousness is the result of her previous addiction to drugs and alcohol.