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Definition of the adjective abstentious
What does abstentious mean as an attribute of a noun?
- self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
Alternative definition of the adjective abstentious
- Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining.
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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 ...
by George Jotham Hagaqr
abstentious (ab-sten'shus), adj. characterized by abstention. abstergent (ab-stér' jent), adj. possessing cleansing or purging properties: 'n. that which cleanses or ...
by Random House
-entious, abstentious, contentious, dissentious, licentious, pretentious, sententious, silentious, tendentious; conscientious, pestilentious, unpretentious.
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, ...
The Encyclopaedia Brittanica (1877)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature
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.
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 ...
And Exposition of the English Language ... by John Walker
Chaste, abstentious in lawt'ul pleasures; restrained, moderate, ...
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 satisfaction of appetite.
The 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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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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