HyperDic: abstainer

English > 2 senses of the word abstainer:
NOUNperson abstainer, asceticsomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline
person abstainer, abstinent, nondrinkera person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
English > abstainer: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline.
Synonymascetic
Narrowerpuritansomeone who adheres to strict religious principles
styliteAn early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
Broaderreligious personA person who manifests devotion to a deity
Spanishasceta
Catalanasceta
Verbsabstainchoose not to consume
English > abstainer: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages.
Synonymsabstinent, nondrinker
Narrowerteetotaler, teetotaller, teetotalistA total abstainer
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Oppositedrinker, imbiber, toper, juicerA person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
Spanishabstinente
Catalanabstinent
Verbsabstainchoose not to consume

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