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Definition of the noun abstemiousness

What does abstemiousness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abstemiousnesses

  1. restricted to bare necessities
  2. moderation in eating and drinking
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: moderation / temperance = the trait of avoiding excesses
    • attribute: abstemious = sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

Alternative definition of the noun abstemiousness


  1. 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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Google previewReport (1854)

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  ;...

Google previewAnnual Report (1848)

by Massachusetts. Dept. of Education

Abstemiousness is the stern condition of prolonged enjoyment,-——a condition that balks desire at the very moment when it is most craving. Did the fields teem, and the forests bend, and the streams flow, with the most exquisite delicacies, ...

Google previewDiet in Sickness and in Health (1895)

by Alice Marion Hart

— By this time one feels not disinclined for breakfast ; but rigid abstemiousness is the rule of life DIABETES.

Google previewThe 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.

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology

Abstemiousness; Excess.

Google previewThe Educational Encyclopedia of Common Things (1903)

Containing Useful Facts to Supply the Daily Need of All Classes of People by Richard Linthicum

Abstemiousness. GREETING—salutation. Guitar—affliction, sorrow. Joy. GRIEVANCE—hardship, uneasiness. To CRIEVE—mDum, lament, sorrow, bewail.

Google previewLexicon to the English poetical works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

abstemiousness, self- restraint : P. L. ix. 924 ; personi- fied : C. 709. Abstract, vb. tr. to withdraw, remove, separate : P. L. ix. 463. part. adj. abstract, having the mind withdrawn from the contemplation of present objects : P. L. vin.

Google previewThe 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  ...

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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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