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Definition of "abstemiousness" []

  • The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than temperance. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "abstemiousness" in a sentence
  • "The fact is that I am a little overfed; but the stranger in the tropics cannot eat like a native, and my abstemiousness is a surprise."
  • ""But this here New York was inaugurated on the idea of abstemiousness in regard to the parts of speech."
  • "January's abstemiousness has grown in relation to Christmas's excess, an increasingly commercialised response to the very commercialism that we're all feeling so hung over from."