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English adjective: abstemious

1. abstemious sparing in consumption of especially food and drink


SamplesThe pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious.


Similarabstentious, abstinent, ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan


See alsononindulgent, strict


Attributeabstemiousness


Antonymsgluttonous

2. abstemious marked by temperance in indulgence


SamplesAbstemious with the use of adverbs.
A light eater.
A light smoker.
Ate a light supper.


Synonymslight


Similartemperate


Antonymsintemperate









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