Definition of abstemiousness
What does abstemiousness mean?
- restricted to bare necessities
- moderation in eating and drinking
- The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than [term, temperance].
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Maimonides' Cure of Souls (2010)
Medieval Precursor of Psychoanalysis by David Bakan, Dan Merkur, David S. Weiss
To illustrate, abstemiousness is a disposition which adopts a mid-course between inordinate passion and total insensibility to pleasure. . . .The psychic dispositions, from ...
Self Culture (1897)
Abstemiousness is the quality of being sparing. Temperance is the act of using or enjoying with moderation ; abstinence, the act of refraining altogether. Accomplish, v., to execute, to fulfil, to complete. Syn. : achieve, consummate, finish, realize ...
by Rhode Island. Office of Commissioner of Education, Henry Barnard
Abstemiousness is the stern condition of prolonged enjoyment, — a condition that balks desire at the very moment when it ...
The Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature (1833)
by Charles Folsom
Abstemiousness is the great Mussulmaun remedy ; and Mrs. Meer Hassan Ali administered with success a medicine, the character of which may be readily understood when we name brandy, oil of peppermint, and black pepper, to be the ...
An Inquiry (1823)
With a View to Ascertain how Far Nature and Education Respectively Determine the Moral and Intellectual Character of Man ...
Abstemiousness is the not using our faculties, or one or more things, to the degree that is compatible with health and virtue. Temperance ...
The People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)
Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year
Abstemiousness, «. A sparing use of food. Aiisterge, v. t. To cleanse by wiping. Abstergent, a. Having a cleansing quality. Abstersion, n. The act of cleansing. Abstersive, a. Serving to cleanse. Abstinence, n. A refraining from food. Abstinent, a.
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].
by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
Habit, undoubtedly has its influence in enabling them to support this extraordinary abstemiousness, by preventing the dilatation of the stomach, otherwise common to the human constitution ; whilst the extreme heat of the climate destroys in a ...
Lexicon To The English Poetical Works Of John Milton (1907)
by Laura E. Lockwood , PH.D (Yale)
abstemiousness, self- restraint : P. L. Ix. 924 ; lier*oni- flrd : C. 709 . Abstract, riI. tr. to withdraw, remove, separate : P. L. Ix. 463. )iart, adj. abstract, having the mind withdrawn from the contemplation of present objects : P. L. vm.
The Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion (1870)
Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language and Exhibiting the Plurals of Nouns and the Participles of Verbs ... Adapted to the Use of ... Schools by William Grimshaw
abstemiousness adv. abstemiously. ABSTER' GENT, ABSTER'SIVE. adj. Of a cleansing quality. s. ab- stersion. ABSTINENCE. s . Act of abstain ing. adj. abstinent adv. abstinently. ABSTRACT. v. To take from ; to ...
Companion Encyclopaedia of Asian Philosophy (2012)
by Dr Brian Carr, Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam
Weare attuned, al-Ghazālī argues,to be aroused todefend ourselvesand our own, but if ourclaims go beyond bare necessity, wemustcurbour ire andpossessiveness over all thatis extraneous: self-control serves abstemiousness and resignation ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1M3I1O1U1S1N1E1S1S1
The value of this 14-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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