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

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Synonyms of the noun abstinence

Equivalent words for the noun abstinence:

  1. abstention (10 letter word for abstinence)
    • plural: abstentions
    • related terms: nonabstention, abstentious

Hypernyms of the noun abstinence

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

  1. control (7 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for abstinence)
    • 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. firmness (8 letter word)
    • plural: firmnesses
    • related terms: infirmness, infirmarian, infirmable, infirmate, infirmer, infirmation, infirmity, infirmative, infirmly, firm-based, Firmish, firmless, firmware, firmance, firmer, firmation, firmity, firmly
  3. forgoing (8 letter word)
    • related term: forgoer
  4. resolve (7 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for abstinence)
    • plural: resolves
    • related terms: preresolve, re-resolve, resolvable, resolvible, resolver, resolvent

More generic words for the noun abstinence, 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
  2. resolution (10 letter word)
    • plural: resolutions
    • related terms: Multiresolution, nonresolution, irresolution, counterresolution, preresolution, re-resolution, resoluter, resolutive

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

  1. forswearing (11 letter word)
    • related term: forswearer
  2. renunciation (12 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for abstinence)
    • plural: renunciations
    • related terms: nonrenunciation, self-renunciation, renunciable, renunciate, renunciance, renunciant, renunciative
  3. resoluteness (12 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for abstinence)
    • plural: resolutenesses
    • related terms: semiresoluteness, irresoluteness, irresolution, overresoluteness, resoluter, resolution, resolutive
  4. selflessness (12 letter word, one of the longest hypernyms for abstinence)
    • plural: selflessnesses
    • related term: selflessly

More generic phrase for the noun abstinence:

  1. firmness of purpose (19 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for abstinence)

Other more generic terms for the noun abstinence:

  1. self-control (12 character term)
    • related term: self-controlling
  2. self-denial (11 character term)
    • related term: self-denier
  3. self-discipline (15 character term)
  4. self-sacrifice (14 character term)
    • related terms: self-sacrificial, self-sacrificer

Hyponyms of the noun abstinence

More specific words for the noun abstinence, that have fewer characters:

  1. celibacy (8 letter word)
  2. chastity (8 letter word)
    • plural: chastities
    • related terms: nonchastity, inchastity
  3. crackdown (9 letter word)
    • plural: crackdowns
  4. diet (4 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for abstinence)
    • plural: diets
    • related terms: Nondiet, Superdiet, misdiet, prediet, dietal, dietarian, dietetic, dietic, dietics, dietine, dietist, Dietless, diety, dieter
  5. dieting (7 letter word)
    • related terms: Antidieting, nondieting, nondietetic, Nondieter, dietal, dietarian, dietetic, dietic, dietics, dietine, dietist, Dietless, diety, dieter
  6. dryness (7 letter word)
    • plural: drynesses
  7. fast (4 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for abstinence)
    • plural: fasts
    • related terms: Hyperfast, Nonfast, semifast, Superfast, ultrafast, outfast, overfast, fasten, fastish, fastness, fastuous, faster, fastly
  8. fasting (7 letter word)
    • plural: fastings
    • related terms: Nonfasting, outfasting, overfasting, fasten, fastish, fastness, fastuous, faster, fastly
  9. honor (5 letter word)
    • plural: honors
    • related terms: semihonor, dishonor, dishonorable, dishonorer, overhonor, rehonor, honoree, honoress, honorless, honorable, honorance, honorer, honorous
  10. honour (6 letter word)
    • plural: honours
    • related terms: dishonour, dishonourable, dishonourer, rehonour, Honouree, honourless, honourable, honourer
  11. pureness (8 letter word)
    • plural: purenesses
    • related terms: impureness, impurify, impuration, impurity, puree, purify, purey, purer, purely
  12. purity (6 letter word)
    • plural: purities
    • related terms: Nonpurity, self-purity, superpurity, impurity, impurify, impuration
  13. Ramadan (7 letter word)
    • plural: Ramadans
  14. sawm (4 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for abstinence)
  15. sobriety (8 letter word)
    • plural: sobrieties
    • related terms: nonsobriety, insobriety
  16. taboo (5 letter word)
    • plural: taboos
    • related terms: Nontaboo, tabooism, tabooist
  17. tabu (4 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for abstinence)
    • plural: tabus

More specific words for the noun abstinence, that have the same number of characters:

  1. inhibition (10 letter word)
    • plural: inhibitions
    • related terms: Noninhibition, semi-inhibition, Autoinhibition, disinhibition, Disinhibitor, interinhibition, interinhibitive, photoinhibition, inhibitable, inhibiter, inhibitor, inhibitive
  2. stodginess (10 letter word)
    • plural: stodginesses
    • related terms: stodgier, stodgily
  3. stuffiness (10 letter word)
    • plural: stuffinesses
    • related terms: stuffier, stuffily
  4. temperance (10 letter word)
    • plural: temperances
    • related terms: antitemperance, protemperance, intemperance, intemperable, intemperate, intemperant, distemperance, distemperment, distemperoid, distemperure, distemperate, distemperer, temperish, temperless, tempersome, tempery, temperable, temperate, temperer, temperative

More specific words for the noun abstinence, that have more characters:

  1. abstemiousness (14 letter word, the longest hyponym for abstinence)
    • plural: abstemiousnesses
    • related terms: nonabstemiousness, nonabstemious, overabstemiousness, overabstemious, abstemious
  2. suppression (11 letter word)
    • plural: suppressions
    • related terms: nonsuppression, nonsuppressive, self-suppression, self-suppressive, autosuppression, Cosuppression, presuppression, resuppression, suppressal, suppressen, suppressible, suppresser, suppressor, suppressant, suppressive
  3. teetotaling (11 letter word)
    • related term: teetotal
  4. teetotalism (11 letter word)
    • plural: teetotalisms
    • related terms: antiteetotalism, teetotal

More specific phrase for the noun abstinence:

  1. hunger strike (13 character phrase)
    • related term: hunger striker
  2. sexual abstention (17 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for abstinence)

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

  1. catharism (9 letter word)
    • related terms: catharine, catharist, catharize, catharization
  2. encratism (9 letter word)
    • related terms: encratic, encratite, encraty
  3. friday (6 letter word)
  4. Shakerism (9 letter word)
  5. stoicism (8 letter word)
  6. Trappism (8 letter word)
  7. yoga (4 letter word)
  8. austerity (9 letter word)
    • related term: austerer
  9. avoidance (9 letter word)
    • related terms: reavoidance, avoidless, avoidment, avoidable, avoider, avoidant
  10. calm (4 letter word)
    • inflections: calmed, calming, calms
    • related terms: uncalm, uncalmness, uncalmative, uncalmly, intercalm, calmness, calmy, calmer, calmant, calmative, calmly
  11. calmness (8 letter word)
    • related terms: uncalmness, uncalmative, uncalmly, calmy, calmer, calmant, calmative, calmly
  12. cool (4 letter word)
    • inflections: cooled, cooling, cools
    • related terms: acool, uncool, Uncoolness, Uncoolly, forecool, forecooler, overcool, overcoolness, overcoolly, precool, precooler, recool, subcool, undercool, coolen, coolish, coolness, cooly, cooler, coolant, coolly
  13. desuetude (9 letter word)
  14. disuse (6 letter word)
    • inflections: disused, disusing, disuses
    • related terms: disusage, disusance
  15. eremitism (9 letter word)
    • related terms: eremital, eremitic, eremitish
  16. eschewal (8 letter word)
    • related terms: eschewance, eschewer
  17. evenness (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unevenness, unevener, unevenly, evener, Evenor, Eventive, evenly, evenwise
  18. lenity (6 letter word)
  19. mildness (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unmildness, milden, mildful, mildish, milder, mildly
  20. monachism (9 letter word)
    • related terms: monachal, monachist, monachate, monachize, monachization
  21. nephalism (9 letter word)
    • related term: nephalist
  22. nonuse (6 letter word)
    • related terms: nonusage, nonusable, nonuser
  23. pacifism (8 letter word)
    • related terms: pacific, pacifist, pacify
  24. prudence (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unprudence, unprudent, imprudence, imprudent
  25. repose (6 letter word)
    • inflections: reposed, reposing, reposes
    • related terms: unrepose, reposal, reposure, reposer, reposition
  26. restraint (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unrestraint, overrestraint, prerestraint, re-restraint, restraintful
  27. rigor (5 letter word)
  28. serenity (8 letter word)
    • related terms: overserenity, serenade, sereness, serenify, serenate, serener, serenize
  29. stability (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unstability, unstably, unstabler, instability, autostability, Overstability, photostability, prestability, stabilify, stabilist, stabilate, stabilise, stabilize, stabilisation, stabilization
  30. virginity (9 letter word)
    • related terms: virginal, Virginhood, virginian, virginlike, virginship, virgineous, virginly
  31. Abstinent (9 letter word)
    • related term: abstinence

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

  1. abnegation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: abnegate, abnegative
  2. asceticism (10 letter word)
    • related term: ascetical
  3. constraint (10 letter word)
    • related term: unconstraint
  4. continence (10 letter word)
    • related terms: uncontinence, uncontinuous, uncontinent, incontinence, incontinuous, incontinent, continuous, continent
  5. continency (10 letter word)
    • related terms: incontinency, incontinuous, incontinence, incontinent, continuous, continence, continent
  6. dispassion (10 letter word)
  7. gentleness (10 letter word)
    • related terms: ungentleness, ungently, gently, gentler
  8. gymnosophy (10 letter word)
  9. intactness (10 letter word)
    • related terms: intactible, intactly
  10. maceration (10 letter word)
    • related terms: emaceration, emacerate, macerable, macerate, macerative
  11. maidenhead (10 letter word)
  12. maidenhood (10 letter word)
  13. moderation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: immoderation, immoderate, moderate, Moderance, moderant
  14. neutrality (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unneutrality, unneutral, neutralism, neutralist, neutralness, neutralise, neutralize, neutralisation, neutralization, neutrally
  15. obsoletion (10 letter word)
    • related term: obsoletism
  16. obsoletism (10 letter word)
    • related term: obsoletion
  17. puritanism (10 letter word)
    • related terms: impuritanism, puritandom, puritanic, puritanlike, puritanize
  18. refraining (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unrefraining, unrefrainable, refrainment, refrainer
  19. retirement (10 letter word)
  20. starvation (10 letter word)
  21. steadiness (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unsteadiness, unsteadier, unsteadily, oversteadiness, oversteadily, steadiment, steadier, steadily
  22. Abstemious (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unabstemious, overabstemious
  23. Abstinance (10 letter word)
    • related terms: abstinence, abstinent
  24. Abstinents (10 letter word)
    • related terms: abstinence, abstinent
  25. Abstinince (10 letter word)

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

  1. albigensianism (14 letter word)
  2. Franciscanism (13 letter word)
  3. Pythagoreanism (14 letter word)
  4. Pythagorism (11 letter word)
    • related terms: pythagoric, pythagorize
  5. Rechabitism (11 letter word)
  6. Sabbatarianism (14 letter word)
  7. Waldensianism (13 letter word)
  8. abstainment (11 letter word)
    • related term: abstainer
  9. anchoritism (11 letter word)
    • related terms: anchoritess, anchoritic, anchoritish
  10. conservatism (12 letter word)
    • related terms: overconservatism, overconservative, conservacy, Conservatee, conservatist, conservator, conservatize, conservation, conservative
  11. flagellation (12 letter word)
    • related term: exflagellation
  12. fruitarianism (13 letter word)
  13. impartiality (12 letter word)
    • related term: impartial
  14. judiciousness (13 letter word)
    • related terms: unjudiciousness, unjudicial, unjudiciable, unjudicious, injudiciousness, injudicial, injudicious, overjudiciousness, overjudicious, judicial, judiciable, judicious
  15. mendicantism (12 letter word)
    • related term: mendicancy
  16. moderateness (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unmoderateness, unmoderate, immoderateness, immoderate, immoderation, moderate, Moderance, moderant, moderation
  17. moderationism (13 letter word)
    • related term: moderationist
  18. monasticism (11 letter word)
    • related terms: monastical, monasticize
  19. mortification (13 letter word)
    • related terms: immortification, premortification, premortify, mortific, mortify
  20. nonemployment (13 letter word)
  21. nonprevalence (13 letter word)
    • related term: nonprevalent
  22. nonviolence (11 letter word)
    • related terms: nonviolable, nonviolent, nonviolation, nonviolative
  23. obsolescence (12 letter word)
    • related term: obsolescent
  24. obsoleteness (12 letter word)
    • related terms: subobsoleteness, obsoletism, obsoletion
  25. refrainment (11 letter word)
    • related term: refrainer
  26. superannuation (14 letter word)
    • related terms: superannuate, superannuity
  27. temperateness (13 letter word)
    • related terms: untemperateness, untemperable, untemperate, untemperance, intemperateness, intemperable, intemperate, intemperance, intemperant, temperish, temperless, tempersome, tempery, temperable, temperate, temperance, temperer, temperative
  28. tranquillity (12 letter word)
    • related terms: intranquillity, tranquilness, tranquiler, tranquilize, tranquilization, tranquility, tranquilly
  29. unexcessiveness (15 letter word)
    • related term: unexcessive
  30. unextravagance (14 letter word)
    • related term: unextravagant
  31. unextremeness (13 letter word)
  32. unprevalence (12 letter word)
    • related term: unprevalent
  33. vegetarianism (13 letter word)
  34. Abstemiously (12 letter word)
    • related terms: unabstemiously, unabstemious, overabstemiously, overabstemious, abstemious
  35. Abstinently (11 letter word)
    • related terms: abstinence, abstinent
  36. proabstinence (13 letter word)
  37. inabstinence (12 letter word)

Related phrases for the term abstinence, that have fewer characters:

  1. fish day (8 character phrase)
  2. via media (9 character phrase)

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

  1. banyan day (10 character phrase)
  2. meden agan (10 character phrase)
  3. middle way (10 character phrase)
  4. spare diet (10 character phrase)
  5. the pledge (10 character phrase)

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

  1. Lenten fare (11 character phrase)
  2. Platonic love (13 character phrase)
  3. Spartan fare (12 character phrase)
  4. abstinence from food (20 character phrase)
  5. anchoritic monasticism (22 character phrase)
  6. golden mean (11 character phrase)
  7. happy medium (12 character phrase)
  8. nothing in excess (17 character phrase)
  9. pensioning off (14 character phrase)
  10. plain living (12 character phrase)
  11. punishment of Tantalus (22 character phrase)
  12. restriction of intake (21 character phrase)
  13. sexual abstinence (17 character phrase)
  14. simple diet (11 character phrase)
  15. total abstinence (16 character phrase)
  16. voluntary poverty (17 character phrase)
  17. Abstinence from drugs (21 character phrase)

Other related terms for the term abstinence:

  1. juste-milieu (12 character term)
  2. self-abnegation (15 character term)
  3. self-mortification (18 character term)
  4. self-restraint (14 character term)

Phrases with Abstinence

  1. Abstinence Only

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