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Abstemious (moderate in appetite) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the adjective abstemious
What does abstemious mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more abstemious / most abstemious
- sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
- marked by temperance in indulgence
Alternative definition of the adjective abstemious
- [context: Original Latin sense] Abstaining from wine.
- Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
- Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation
- Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
- [rare] Promotive of abstemiousness
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The Structure of the Lexicon (1995)
Human Versus Machine by Jürgen Handke
In this case, the user has to select option 2 via mouse button press, allowing ABSTEMIOUS to form a standard adverb. Depending on the initial word-class chosen, further subordinate menus of this type are presented to the user. At the end of ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
ABSTEMIOUS, adj. [abstemiits, Lat.l Temperate, sober, abstinent, refraining from excess or pleasures. It is used of persons; as, an abflemi- :iis hermit: and of things ; as, aVi abstemious diet. Tt is spoken likewise of things that cause temperance.
Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)
by Edward Smedley
An abstemious man refrains from wine ; ab abstinentia temeti dictus. But the word is now applied generally to that which is temperate, moderate, restrained or withheld from excess. . — A man so much divine. That only thrice a week on homely ...
Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference
ABSTEMIOUS. adj, (absemius, Lat. Temperate, sober, abstinent, refraining from excess or pleasures. It is used of persons; as, an absemiows hermit: and of things ; as, an abstemious diet. It is spoken likewise of things that cause temperance.
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1M3I1O1U1S1
The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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