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Definition of the adjective teetotal

What does teetotal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    • example: no thank you; I happen to be teetotal
    • synonym of teetotal: dry
    • similar: sober

Alternative definition of the adjective teetotal


  1. Abstinent from alcohol, never drinking alcohol.
  2. Opposed to the drinking of alcohol.
  3. See Total.

Definition of the verb teetotal

What does teetotal mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: teetotaled / teetotalled (less preferred form) | teetotaling / teetotalling (less preferred form) | teetotals

  1. practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages

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Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

go, quit, refrain, refuse, reject, renounce, shun, spurn, stop, suppress, teetotal, withhold abstainer ascetic, hydropot, nephalist, nondrinker, prohibitionist, puritan, teetotaller, ...

Google previewWords, facts, and phrases; a dictionary of curious, quaint, and out-of-the-way matters (1882)

by Eliezer Edwards

Teetotal. The origin of this word is ascribed to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (2016)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

Teetotal advocates realized support at the national level, in the summer of 1836, at the National Temperance Convention at Saratoga, New York. Sequentially, the Convention witnessed the creation of the American Temperance Union, whose ...

Google previewA New Universal, Technological, Etymological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Craig

Professing and practising teetotal lam. TEETOTALER, te-tot'a-lur, ». One who professedly abstains from all alcoholic liquors. TKETOT U.ISM, te-tot'al-izm, ». The profession and practice of total abstinence from all alcoholic liquors. The origin of ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopaedia (1875)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

Teetotal, Temfoerance, 348. Tef, Egypt, 788. Tegbahadar, Sikhs. Tegca, Arcadia. Tripolitsa. Tcguexin, Monitor, Tehama, Arabia, 344, Yemen.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Inevitably, there was a backlash as the press determined to expose the truth behind the band's virginal, teetotal image. During the next three years, disaster was heaped upon disaster. McKeown was charged with reckless driving after hitting ...

Google previewDictionary of Difficult Words (2014)

5000 English Words by Manik Joshi

-- to shake unsteadily 4424 -- teetotal (adj.) -- strictly avoiding alcohol || related. Difficult English Words --...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

serious, subdued 08 composed, moderate, rational, teetotal 09 abstinent, dignified, drying out, practical, realistic, temperate, unexcited, unruffled 10 abstemious, on the wagon, reasonable, restrained, thoughtful, unliquored 11 clearheaded, ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopædia: a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1879)

by Robert Chambers

the latter omitting it The more rigorous teetotallers made strenuous efforts to get the 'short' pledge abolished, which were as ttrenuously opposed, and in a very brief period the whole teetotal world was up in wild commotion on the subject.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: T-Z. Supplement. Bibliography. Grammar (1905)

by Joseph Wright

TEETOTAL, sb. Sc. Dur. Yks. Lan. Lin.

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Scrabble value of T1E1E1T1O1T1A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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