HyperDic: abstinence

English > 2 senses of the word abstinence:
NOUNattributeabstinence, abstentionthe trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
actabstinenceact or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
abstinence > pronunciation
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > abstinence: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol).
Broaderself-discipline, self-denialThe trait of practicing self discipline
Spanishabstención, abstinencia, prescindencia
Catalanabstenció, abstencionisme, abstinència
Verbsabstainchoose not to consume
English > abstinence: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAct or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite.
Narrowerchastity, celibacy, sexual abstentionabstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
fast, fastingabstaining from food
inhibition, suppression(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires / desires
sawmThe third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan)
sobriety, temperanceabstaining from excess
teetotaling, teetotalismabstaining from alcohol
Broaderself-denial, self-discipline, self-controlThe act of denying yourself
Spanishabstinencia, vigilia

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