What does the word abstemious mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Sparing in food and drink; temperate.

Usage examples for abstemious

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