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Synonyms for continenceˈkɒn tn əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continence, continency(noun)

    the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

    Synonyms:
    continence, continency

  2. continence(noun)

    voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge

    Synonyms:
    continency

Wiktionary

  1. continence(noun)

    Antonyms:
    incontinence

  2. continence(noun)

    The voluntary control of urination and defecation.

    Antonyms:
    incontinence

  3. continence(noun)

    Moderation or self-restraint, especially in sexual activity; abstinence.

    Antonyms:
    incontinence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continence

    Abstinence from food commonly signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single occasion, abstemiousness is habitual moderation. Self-denial is giving up what one wishes; abstinence may be refraining from what one does not desire. Fasting is abstinence from food for a limited time, and generally for religious reasons. Sobriety and temperance signify maintaining a quiet, even temper by moderate indulgence in some things, complete abstinence from others. We speak of temperance in eating, but of abstinence from vice. Total abstinence has come to signify the entire abstaining from intoxicating liquors.

    Synonyms:
    abstemiousness, abstinence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance

    Antonyms:
    drunkenness, excess, gluttony, greed, intemperance, intoxication, reveling, revelry, self-indulgence, sensuality, wantonness

    Preposition:
    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. continence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chastity, restraint of sexual appetite

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incontinence


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