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Definition of the adverb abstemiously

What does abstemiously mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a sparing manner; without overindulgence
    • example: he ate and drank abstemiously
    • synonym of abstemiously: temperately

Alternative definition of the adverb abstemiously


  1. Marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink.

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Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

ABSTEMIOUSLY, abs-te'mi-us-li, adv. In an abstemious manner : sparingly ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language (1828)

In which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word is Explained and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, But, where Words are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each are Duly Considered, and the Best Pronunciation is Selected by John Walker

tempérât« Abstemiously, S h -ate ...

Google previewWalker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language (1834)

by John Walker, Thomas Smith

temperate, sober, abstinent [ately, soberly Abstemiously, âb-sté'mé-Ôs-lé. ad, temper- A», âb-stè'mé-ûs-uèss. $. the quality of being abstemious ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language, greatly improved (1833)

by George FULTON (and KNIGHT (George))

temperate; sober Abstemiously, ab-sté'mi-us-ly, adv. temperately ; soberly; without indulgence [restraining Abstention, ab-sten'shon, n. restraint; the act of Absterge, ab-sterge', v. to cleanse by wiping Abstergent, ab- sterg'ent, } ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

The patient should live abstemiously while lie takes it, particularly with regard to wine. There is another compendious and efficacious method of curing the lues venerea, which has formerly been attempted by the fame medicine, but in a ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1M3I1O1U1S1L1Y4

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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