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Definition of the noun abstinent

What does abstinent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages

Alternative definition of the noun abstinent


  1. One who abstains.
  2. [context: ecclesiastical history] One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.

Definition of the adjective abstinent

What does abstinent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

Alternative definition of the adjective abstinent


  1. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. - Beaumont and Fletcher

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Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

abrogate see abdicate abstemious see abstinent abstention/abstinence Abstention is the act of abstaining, especially when withholding one's vote at an election: There were 101 votes for, 57 against, and four abstentions.' Abstinence is also ...

Google previewDictionary of the Neutral Language (idiom Neutral) Neutral-English and English-neutral (1903)

With a Complete Grammar in Accordance with the Resolutions of the International Academy of the Universal Language and a Brief History of the Neutral Language by Michael Andrew Francis Holmes


Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

abstinent ab'stin-ant, adj. abstaining: temperate. — ns. ab stinence an abstaining or refraining, especially from some indulgence (with/mm); ab'stlnency the quality of ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

ABSORBABILITY— ABSTINENT. ABSTORTED— A BSTRACTITIOUS. Absorbability, ab-sawr-ba-bil'e-te, s. The capacity of being absorbed. Absorbable, ab-sawrna-bl, a. Capable of being absorbed. Absorbent, ab-s.iwr'bent, a. That absorbs ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Synonymical Terms of the English Language (1850)

by James Rawson

Sparing, abstinent, temperate, sober. ABSTERGENT.— Cleansing, purgative, purifying, abstersive. ABSTINENT. — Abstemious, temperate, sober. ABSURD. — Foolish, irrational, ridiculous, preposterous, inconsistent. ABUNDANT. — Plentiful ...

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Small photo of german sign Alkohol abstinentSmall photo of LATRUN, ISR - OCT 05:Trappist Monastery of Notre-Dame de Sept-Douleurs on Oct 05 2005. Currently only twenty monks from different nationalities live there and they are abstinent from speaking. More...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1I1N1E1N1T1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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