Definition of Teetotal

1. Verb. Practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Generic synonyms: Abstain, Desist, Refrain
Derivative terms: Teetotaller



2. Adjective. Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. "No thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
Exact synonyms: Dry
Similar to: Sober
Derivative terms: Dryness

Definition of Teetotal

1. a. Entire; total.

Definition of Teetotal

1. Adjective. Abstinent from alcohol, never drinking alcohol. ¹

2. Adjective. Opposed to the drinking of alcohol. ¹

3. Adjective. Total. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Teetotal

1. to abstain completely from alcoholic beverages [v -TALED, -TALING, -TALS or -TALLED, -TALLING, -TALS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teetotal

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teethed
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teething
teething ring
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teething troubles
teethings
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teethly
teethridge
teethridges
teetotal (current term)
teetotaled
teetotaler
teetotalers
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teetotaller
teetotallers
teetotalling
teetotally
teetotals

Literary usage of Teetotal

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1. Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical by Anna Randall Diehl (1876)
"... Talk of thy doom without a sigh: For thou art Freedom's now, and Fame's, One of the few, the immortal names, That were not born to die. The teetotal ..."

2. Some Account of George William Wilshere, Baron Bramwell of Hever, and His by Charles Fairfield (1898)
"teetotal LOGIC—LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT—LAND LEAGUE JURISPRUDENCE. His prejudice against that teetotal logic expounded after 1880 —Letter from Lord ..."

3. The Life of Charles Lamb by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"4 Inner Temple Lane—Robert Lloyd in London—The Godwins at Home—Poetry for Children—Two Visits to Winterslow—Mary Lamb 1ll Again—teetotal Experiments—The ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Adam's ale or •wine, a humorous colloquialism for water, as being Adam's only beverage at the teetotal period when he flourished, occurs as far back as ..."

5. The Phrenological Organs: The Phrenological Character : (as Marked, and by Jesse Williams Goodrich, Orson Squire Fowler (1855)
"Good times teetotal coming ! The Court Supreme of all the land Says anti-liquor laws shall stand In times teetotal coming,— Outlaws the drunkard-maker s ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... to the teetotal axiom. Court« " of London were places when meadow saffron was sold. 4 Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubl ; But every grin so merry ..."

7. Russia Then and Now, 1892-1917: My Mission to Russia During the Famine of by Francis Brewster Reeves (1917)
"Alcoholic beverages have been prohibited, and the Russians are getting used to teetotal beverages. They are quite pleased with themselves. ..."

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