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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun abstention:

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Synonyms of the noun abstention

Equivalent words for the noun abstention:

  1. abstinence (10 letter word for abstention)
    • plural: abstinences
    • related terms: proabstinence, inabstinence, abstinent

Hypernyms of the noun abstention

More generic words for the noun abstention, that have fewer characters:

  1. control (7 letter word, the shortest hypernym for abstention)
    • plural: controls
    • related terms: biocontrol, Dyscontrol, self-control, self-controlling, subcontrol, subcontrolling, supercontrol, overcontrol, overcontrolling, Photocontrol, precontrol, precontrolling, recontrol, recontrolling, subcontrolling, Controlee, controlless, controlling, controlment
  2. forgoing (8 letter word)
    • related term: forgoer

More generic words for the noun abstention, that have the same number of characters:

  1. discipline (10 letter word)
    • plural: disciplines
    • related terms: multidiscipline, Multidisciplinarian, Nondiscipline, self-discipline, subdiscipline, ultradiscipline, indiscipline, indisciplinable, counterdiscipline, overdiscipline, prediscipline, rediscipline, disciplinal, disciplinarian, disciplinable, disciplinate, discipliner, disciplinant, disciplinative

More generic words for the noun abstention, that have more characters:

  1. forswearing (11 letter word)
    • related term: forswearer
  2. renunciation (12 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for abstention)
    • plural: renunciations
    • related terms: nonrenunciation, self-renunciation, renunciable, renunciate, renunciance, renunciant, renunciative
  3. selflessness (12 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for abstention)
    • plural: selflessnesses
    • related term: selflessly

Other more generic terms for the noun abstention:

  1. self-denial (11 character term)
    • related term: self-denier
  2. self-discipline (15 character term)
  3. self-sacrifice (14 character term)
    • related terms: self-sacrificial, self-sacrificer

Related words for the term abstention, that have fewer characters:

  1. encratism (9 letter word)
    • related terms: encratic, encratite, encraty
  2. friday (6 letter word)
  3. Shakerism (9 letter word)
  4. stoicism (8 letter word)
  5. avoidance (9 letter word)
    • related terms: reavoidance, avoidless, avoidment, avoidable, avoider, avoidant
  6. celibacy (8 letter word)
  7. chastity (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unchastity, inchastity
  8. desuetude (9 letter word)
  9. disuse (6 letter word)
    • inflections: disused, disusing, disuses
    • related terms: disusage, disusance
  10. eschewal (8 letter word)
    • related terms: eschewance, eschewer
  11. evasion (7 letter word)
    • related terms: preevasion, pre-evasion, reevasion, re-evasion, evasible, evasive
  12. fast (4 letter word)
    • inflections: fasted, fasting, fasts
    • related terms: unfast, unfasten, outfast, overfast, fasten, fastish, fastness, fastuous, faster, fastly
  13. nephalism (9 letter word)
    • related term: nephalist
  14. nonuse (6 letter word)
    • related terms: nonusage, nonusable, nonuser
  15. Abstain (7 letter word)
    • inflections: abstained, abstaining, abstains
    • related terms: overabstain, abstainment, abstainer
  16. Abstained (9 letter word)
    • related terms: abstainment, abstainer
  17. Abstains (8 letter word)
    • related terms: abstainment, abstainer

Related words for the term abstention, that have the same number of characters:

  1. asceticism (10 letter word)
    • related term: ascetical
  2. continence (10 letter word)
    • related terms: uncontinence, uncontinuous, uncontinent, incontinence, incontinuous, incontinent, continuous, continent
  3. gymnosophy (10 letter word)
  4. mugwumpery (10 letter word)
  5. mugwumpism (10 letter word)
    • related terms: mugwumpery, mugwumpian, mugwumpish
  6. neutralism (10 letter word)
    • related terms: neutralist, neutralness, neutralise, neutralize, neutralisation, neutralization, neutrality, neutrally
  7. neutrality (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unneutrality, unneutral, neutralism, neutralist, neutralness, neutralise, neutralize, neutralisation, neutralization, neutrally
  8. obsoletion (10 letter word)
    • related term: obsoletism
  9. obsoletism (10 letter word)
    • related term: obsoletion
  10. refraining (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unrefraining, unrefrainable, refrainment, refrainer
  11. retirement (10 letter word)
  12. Abstaining (10 letter word)
    • related terms: abstainment, abstainer
  13. Abstainism (10 letter word)
    • related terms: abstainment, abstainer

Related words for the term abstention, that have more characters:

  1. Pythagoreanism (14 letter word)
  2. Pythagorism (11 letter word)
    • related terms: pythagoric, pythagorize
  3. Rechabitism (11 letter word)
  4. abstainment (11 letter word)
    • related term: abstainer
  5. abstemiousness (14 letter word)
    • related terms: unabstemiousness, unabstemious, overabstemiousness, overabstemious, abstemious
  6. anythingarianism (16 letter word)
  7. fruitarianism (13 letter word)
  8. impartiality (12 letter word)
    • related term: impartial
  9. independence (12 letter word)
    • related terms: interindependence, Postindependence, preindependence, preindependent, reindependence, independable, independent
  10. nonalignment (12 letter word)
    • related term: nonalignable
  11. noncommitment (13 letter word)
  12. nonemployment (13 letter word)
  13. noninvolvement (14 letter word)
  14. nonpartisanism (14 letter word)
    • related term: nonpartisanship
  15. nonprevalence (13 letter word)
    • related term: nonprevalent
  16. nothingarianism (15 letter word)
  17. obsolescence (12 letter word)
    • related term: obsolescent
  18. obsoleteness (12 letter word)
    • related terms: subobsoleteness, obsoletism, obsoletion
  19. refrainment (11 letter word)
    • related term: refrainer
  20. superannuation (14 letter word)
    • related terms: superannuate, superannuity
  21. teetotalism (11 letter word)
    • related term: teetotal
  22. unprevalence (12 letter word)
    • related term: unprevalent
  23. vegetarianism (13 letter word)
  24. nonabstention (13 letter word)
  25. abstentious (11 letter word)
    • related term: unabstentious

Related phrase for the term abstention, that has fewer characters:

  1. fish day (8 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term abstention, that have the same number of characters:

  1. banyan day (10 character phrase)
  2. spare diet (10 character phrase)
  3. the pledge (10 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term abstention, that have more characters:

  1. Lenten fare (11 character phrase)
  2. Spartan fare (12 character phrase)
  3. pensioning off (14 character phrase)
  4. plain living (12 character phrase)
  5. sexual abstinence (17 character phrase)
  6. simple diet (11 character phrase)
  7. strict neutrality (17 character phrase)
  8. total abstinence (16 character phrase)
  9. Voting present (14 character phrase)

Other related term for the term abstention, that has fewer characters:

  1. cop-out (7 character term)

Other related term for the term abstention, that has more characters:

  1. fence-sitting (13 character term)

Phrases with Abstention

  1. Abstention doctrine
  2. sexual abstention

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