HyperDic: abstinent

English > 2 senses of the word abstinent:
ADJECTIVEallabstinent, abstentiousself-restraining
NOUNperson abstinent, abstainer, nondrinkera person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
abstinent > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > abstinent: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningself-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink.
Example"not totally abstinent but abstemious"
Broaderabstemioussparing in consumption of especially food and drink
Nounsabstinenceact or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
abstinencethe trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
abstinenta person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
Verbsabstainchoose not to consume
English > abstinent: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages.
Synonymsabstainer, 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)
Verbsabstainchoose not to consume

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