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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Careful not to have too much food, drink etc. Pertaining to self-denial.

Usage examples (31)
  • The nuns at the convent made a habit of being abstemious.
  • But Joe (so abstemious, so shy) was in a million parlors -- big as Life, the new magazine that debuted the same year as he.
  • He was an abstemious, intelligent, devout, generous, of a handsome countenance, and possessing a talent for poetry.
  • The pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious for more
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