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abstemiousness

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

noun

  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 previewSir John Vanbrugh: The Playwright as Architect

by Frank McCormick

whose abstemiousness is a matter not of ethics |success or failure in attaining ones ends is the only measure of conduct the characters of the play ...

Google previewSeeing Through the Eye (2005)

Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith by Malcolm Muggeridge

Here, again, abstemiousness is a help.

Google previewThe History of Psychotherapy (1976)

From Healing Magic to Encounter by Jan Ehrenwald

To illustrate, abstemiousness is a disposition which adopts a mid-course between inordinate passion and total insensibility to pleasure. Abstemiousness, then, is a proper rule of conduct, and the psychic disposition which gives rise to it is an ...

Google previewMaimonides' 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 ...

Google previewLondon exhibited in 1852 ... Second edition [of “London exhibited in 1851”]. Edited and published by J. Weale (1852)

by John WEALE (Bookseller.)

In fact, club-house statistics would warrant our concluding that, instmd of aught approaching excess, abstemiousness is the general rule, the average charge a head for wine and liqueurs being under two shillings per diem—a most monstrous ...

Google previewSelf 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 ...

Google previewAn Etymological Gujarati English Dictionary (2002)

by M. B. Belsare

Eating only a little; eating less; abstemiousness as to food.

Google previewThe Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1921)

by Funk & Wagnalls Company

abstemiousness, continence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self- denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance. Abstinence from food signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single ...

Google previewThe Comprehensive Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1920)

1,000 Pictorial Illustrations. Abridged from the Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary of the English Language

abstemiousness, continence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self- denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance. Abstinence from food signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single ...

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1883)

by John Ogilvie

Habitual soberness or temperance in the use of intoxicating liquors ; abstemiousness ; abstinence; as, a man of sobriety. Sobriety hath obtained to signify temperance in drinking. Jer. Taylor. Public sobriety is a relative duty. Bhukstone. 2.

Google previewA dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms'. [With] A handy book of common English synonyms [and] A handy classical dictionary. [3 pt. Issued together in a publisher's casing with the general title Handbook for writers and readers]. (1880)

by Thomas Preston (lexicographer.)

Moderation, temperance, sobriety, abstemiousness. Modern, novel, new, recent. Modest, chaste, virtuous, bashful, reserved. Moist, wet, damp, dank, humid. Molest, annoy, incommode, discommode, iucommodate, vex, tease, disturb. Moment ...

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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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