Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Sparing in food and drink; temperate.

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Usage examples "abstemious":

  1. He was remarkably abstemious- living mostly on bread and water. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. The best thing was to be abstemious, certainly not take any drinks ... - "The Twilight of the Souls", Louis Couperus.
  3. Insert a liberal dose of mixed spirits in a normally abstemious man, and he becomes a force. - "Right Ho, Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.