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Definition of the adjective abstentious

What does abstentious mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

Alternative definition of the adjective abstentious


  1. Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abstentious

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Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

-entious, abstentious, contentious, dissentious, licentious, pretentious, sententious, silentious, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

entious \en-chas\ abstentious, contentious, dissentious, licentious, pretentious, sententious, tendentious conscientious, unpretentious entis \ent-as\ see entous entist \ent-ast\ dentist cinquecentist, irredentist entity \en-at-e\ entity, lenity amenity, ...

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

abstentious (ab-sten'shus), adj. characterized by abstention. abstergent (ab-stcVjent) , adj. possessing cleansing or purging properties: n.that which ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary (1850)

Revised with Additions by Joseph Emerson Worcester

using abstinence ; abstentious.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1877)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Day Otis Kellogg

many persons of sedentary occupation become stout, although of most abstentious habits, and that obesity frequently comes on in the middle-aged and old, who take relativelv less exercise than the young, in whom it is comparatively rare.

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

abstentious, adj. ab'sti'ncncc (ab'sti-nsns) n. self- restraint in ...


Fasts temporary abstentious from » food, especially on religious grounds. Abstinence from food, accompanied with signs of humiliation and repentance or grief, is to be found more or less in almost all religions. Among the Jews fasts were ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Malayan Language in Two Parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

Abstentious co-oo- jimat and jo-jiman, or misdiz. Abst R Us E o-o-' semboni, J% bûtin. Absurd -5 or e's to iang tisida ber-budi, clo 3)A tiáda ber-arti, Jr. babal. ABUNDANT & limpah, × ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

abstention, abstentious. See abstain. absterge ab-sturj . (med) n to wipe; to cleanse; to purge. — udi absterg'ent cleansing or purging. — n a cleansing agent. — n abster sion a cleansing ...

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Video shows what abstentious means. Characterized by abstinence; self-restraint.. abstentious pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary ...

Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1N1T1I1O1U1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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