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Synonyms for abstinenceˈæb stə nəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abstinence, abstention(noun)

    the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

    abstention, abstinence

  2. abstinence(noun)

    act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abstinence

    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.

    abstemiousness, continence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance

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

    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abstinence(n.)

    abstaining, refraining

  2. abstinence(n.)

    abstemiousness, soberness, temperance, moderation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

celibacy, sobriety, abstention

Translations for abstinence

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • възържание, трезвеностBulgarian
  • Keuschheit, Enthaltsamkeit, AbstinenzGerman
  • abstinencia, vigiliaSpanish
  • pidättyvyys, täysraittius, kieltäytyminen, raittius, pidättyminenFinnish
  • abstinenceFrench
  • abstinentiaInterlingua
  • astinenzaItalian
  • onthouding, geheelonthouding, alcoholonthoudingDutch
  • avholdenhet, avholdNorwegian
  • abstynencja, wstrzemięźliwośćPolish
  • [[abstinência]] [[sexual]], abstinênciaPortuguese
  • абстиненция, воздержание, трезвенностьRussian
  • trezvenjaštvo, umerenost, trezvenost, uzdržavanje, samoodricanje, uzdržljivostSerbo-Croatian
  • avhållsamhet, kyskhet, absolutismSwedish
  • การละเว้นThai

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