HyperDic: abstemious

English > 2 senses of the word abstemious:
ADJECTIVEallabstemioussparing in consumption of especially food and drink
allabstemious, lightmarked by temperance in indulgence
English > abstemious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsparing in consumption of especially food and drink.
Example"the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
Attribute ofabstemiousnessmoderation in eating and drinking / drinking
Narrowerabstinent, abstentiousself-restraining
ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartanPracticing great self-denial
See alsononindulgent, strictCharacterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
OppositegluttonousGiven to excess in consumption of especially food or drink
Spanishmoderada, moderado
Catalanmoderat
Nounsabstemiousnessmoderation in eating and drinking / drinking
Adverbsabstemiouslyin a sparing manner
English > abstemious: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by temperance in indulgence.
Example"abstemious with the use of adverbs"
Synonymlight
Broadertemperatenot extreme / extreme in behavior
Catalanabstemi
Nounsabstemiousnessrestricted to bare necessities

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