abstainer abstainer


  1. (n) someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
  2. (n) a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages



  1. Williams and his colleagues thought that the patient should remain a total abstainer.
  2. Like Boris Pasternak, Poet Joseph Brodsky was such an abstainer.
  3. Upton Sinclair, 65, vegetarian, moralist, Socialist, muckraker, politician, agnostic, Californian, abstainer, feminist, movie producer, violinist, physical culturist, antiFascist.


  • China & Crimea: Ideals And Reality, Glory And Dreams

    Submitted by Yang Hengjun via The Diplomat , By abstaining on the UN vote on Crimea, China made a good choice. I wonder, is China the most frequent abstainer from UN Security Council votes? Earlier, when China’s international clout was lower, abstaining from voting was always interpreted as a sign of helplessness and a desire to avoid trouble. However, now that China has grown strong, the ...
    on March 30, 2014     Source: Zero Hedge

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