Definition of Abstentious

1. Adjective. Self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink. "Not totally abstinent but abstemious"

Exact synonyms: Abstinent
Similar to: Abstemious
Derivative terms: Abstention, Abstain, Abstinence, Abstinence, Abstinent



Definition of Abstentious

1. a. Characterized by abstinence; self-restraining.

Definition of Abstentious

1. Adjective. Characterized by abstinence; self-restraint. ¹

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Definition of Abstentious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abstentious

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abstemious
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abstemiousness
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abstention doctrine
abstention doctrines
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abstentionists
abstentions
abstentious (current term)
abstentiousness
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Literary usage of Abstentious

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1834)
"“ Remarkably abstentious,” says Mr. Polwhele in his Literary history of Cornwall, 1806, “ Sir Henry never eats animal food. To these simple facts, ..."

2. The Life and Work of St. Paul by Frederic William Farrar (1902)
"The Colossian teachers were trying to supplement Christianity, theoretically by a deeper wisdom, practically by a more abstentious holiness. ..."

3. The Nicaragua Canal and the Monroe Doctrine: A Political History of Isthmus by Lindley Miller Keasbey (1896)
"... French enthusiasts, this final resolution was ultimately carried by the de Lesseps party, the vote standing 16 to 3 with 11 abstentious and 7 absentees. ..."

4. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Boch (1891)
"... pursuing the same abstentious mode of life, and wearing long-flowing hair; but they did not stop at such outward signs, but raised their voices against ..."

5. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Bloch (1891)
"The generation which Elisha had reared and taught adopted the external symbols of prophecy, pursuing the same abstentious mode of life, ..."

6. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Bloch (1891)
"The generation which Elisha had reared and taught adopted the external symbols of prophecy, pursuing the same abstentious mode of life, ..."

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