Definition of Abstainer

1. Noun. Someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline.

Exact synonyms: Ascetic
Generic synonyms: Religious Person
Specialized synonyms: Puritan, Stylite
Derivative terms: Abstain, Ascetic, Ascetic, Ascetical, Ascetical



2. Noun. A person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages.
Exact synonyms: Abstinent, Nondrinker
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Teetotaler, Teetotalist, Teetotaller
Derivative terms: Abstain, Abstain, Abstinent
Antonyms: Drinker

Definition of Abstainer

1. n. One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors.

Definition of Abstainer

1. Noun. Agent noun of abstain; one who abstains; especially, one who abstains from something they enjoy, such as the use of intoxicating liquors; one who practices self-denial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abstainer

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Abstainer

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1. Talks on Temperance by Frederic William Farrar (1879)
"CANON FARRAR, in taking the chair to preside for Dr. BW Richardson, at one of his lectures, referring to his own experience as a total abstainer, ..."

2. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1914)
"I imagine the mortality of the total abstainer in the Presbyterian ... We divide them into the Total abstainer, Rarely Use, Temperate, and Moderate. ..."

3. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945by Williamson Murray by Williamson Murray (1983)
"... DISCLAIMER-abstainer The views expressed do not necessarily reflect any formal position by the Airpower Research Institute, the Air University, ..."

4. The Methodist Review (1882)
"... A TOTAL abstainer. [FOURTH ARTICLE.] 3. Third Specification: Jesus USED intoxicating wine, and COMMANDED IT TO BE USED until the end of time. ..."

5. The Lincoln Legion: The Story of Its Founder and Forerunners by Louis Albert Banks (1903)
"... LINCOLN AS A TOTAL abstainer A BRAHAM LINCOLN was a child of -*--*- the backwoods, when the frontiers of civilization were in Indiana and Illinois. ..."

6. Life of Emery A. Storrs: His Wit and Eloquence, as Shown in a Notable by Isaac E. Adams (1886)
"STORRS BECOMES AN abstainer AND AN APOSTLE—WHAT THE " TIMES" THOUGHT OF HIS CONVERSION—TWO TEMPERANCE SPEECHES—CORRESPONDENCE ON PROHIBITION —HE BECOMES ONE ..."

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