Definition of Abstinent

1. Noun. A person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages.

Exact synonyms: Abstainer, Nondrinker
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Teetotaler, Teetotalist, Teetotaller
Derivative terms: Abstain, Abstain
Antonyms: Drinker

2. Adjective. Self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink. "Not totally abstinent but abstemious"
Exact synonyms: Abstentious
Similar to: Abstemious
Derivative terms: Abstention, Abstain, Abstinence, Abstinence

Definition of Abstinent

1. a. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.

2. n. One who abstains.

Definition of Abstinent

1. Adjective. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. ¹

2. Noun. One who abstains. ¹

3. Noun. (context: usually capitalized religion historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex. ¹

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Definition of Abstinent

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Abstinent

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1. The Good Man and the Good: An Introduction to Ethics by Mary Whiton Calkins (1918)
"1 Such a man will study to be brave and prudent, thrifty and abstinent; ... The Thrifty Man and the abstinent I. The word "thrift," taken as it should be in ..."

2. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1886)
"He is uxorious and gluttonous, but in other respects abstinent and laborious in public affairs.—His enlightened policy and able government of the provinces. ..."

3. Ireland: Dublin, the Shannon, Limerick, Cork, and the Kilkenny Races, the by Johann Georg Kohl (1844)
"The officer and I really felt ashamed of our self-indulgence in the presence of these abstinent people, and consumed a much smaller quantity of the ..."

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