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Definition of the noun abstainer

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noun - plural: abstainers

  1. someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of abstainer: ascetic
    • more generic term: religious person = a person who manifests devotion to a deity
    • more specific words:
      • puritan = someone who adheres to strict religious principles
      • stylite = an early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
  2. a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages

Alternative definition of the noun abstainer

noun

  1. Agent noun of abstain; one who abstains; especially, one who abstains from something they enjoy, such as the use of intoxicating liquors.

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Google previewThe Tobacco Controversy of 1857: An Early Debate and its Delayed Results

by Colin Mustful

In the words of physician Henry Gibbons “the normal condition of the abstainer is that of comfort and health; and it is unalloyed by the torment of perpetual craving.” Henry Gibbons, M.D., Tobacco and Its Effects: A Prize Essay Showing That ...

Google previewThe Irish Temperance League Journal (1863)

But so long as patriotism and love of country are one and the same thing, so long as love of country is manifested by jealousy for its honor and zeal for its best interests, then the Total Abstainer is the truo patriot. Is it not a patriotic act to take up ...

Google previewThe Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce: The devil's dictionary (1911)

by Ambrose Bierce

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to v the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. ~ A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention , and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. Said a man to a crapulent ...

Google previewThe Devil's Dictionary (2009)

Easyread Large Bold Edition by Ambrose Bierce

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. Said a man to a crapulent ...

Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

by Ambrose Bierce

Abstainer, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. Said a man to a crapulent youth: ...

Google previewThe Best Of Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing + An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge + The Devil's Dictionary + Chickamauga (4 Classics in 1 Book) (2013)

by Ambrose Bierce

ABSTAINER,n.Aweak ...

Google previewAmbrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (2011)

The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs by Ambrose Bierce

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. Said a man to a crapulent ...

Google previewThe Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce ...: The devil's dictionary (1911)

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. Said a man to a crapulent ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

abstainer (ab-stan'er), n. one who abstains, especially from intoxicants. abstemious (ab-ste'mi-us) , adj. moderate and sparing in the use of food ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

cease, deny, desist, eschew, fast, forbear, forgo, pass up, refrain, reject, spurn, teetotal, waive abstain from eating: last abstainer: nonuser abstainer from alcohol : teetotaler abstaining from sex: celibate abstemious: abstinent, ascetic, austere, ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

Abstainer. One who refrains from the use of liquors', a teetotaler, Gymnosophist. One of a sect of ancient Hindu philosophers who renounced the world and lived in ...

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Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. (Ambrose Bierce)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1A1I1N1E1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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