abstemious abstemious


  1. (adj) sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
  2. (adj) marked by temperance in indulgence


  1. After an entire life given to over-indulgence , Sean has suddenly turned abstemious.
  2. Being abstemious does not necessarily mean that a person is virtuous.
  3. Heart surgery usually produces a disciplined and grumpily abstemious person.


  • Looking Back

    Word of the success of Albany native Edward E. McCall, New York City mayoral candidate, former judge and chairman of the public service commission, prompted childhood friends to recall him as a "quick, clever, abstemious, a good, red-blooded, cheery youngster." The use of automatic or semiautomatic weapons — which police called "bastards" — was becoming more prevalent in Albany street violence ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. For Juneau-Douglas High School to argue that Frederick's banner undermined its education mission, Stevens wrote, the school must show "that Frederick's supposed advocacy stands a meaningful chance of making otherwise-abstemious students try...
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: John Paul Stevens Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I was a big drinker. Big enough to be deemed a roaring drunk by the abstemious standards of today," McGrath told the Irish Independent two years ago. "But, back then, different attitudes prevailed. Beer was as much a part of most...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Paul McGrath Source: Mirror.co.uk

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