AdjectiveModificarAbstemious (comparative more Abstemious, superlative most Abstemious)
- (Original Latin sense) Abstaining from wine.
- Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. - John Milton
- Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
- Instances of longevity are chiefly among the abstemious - John Arbuthnot.
- Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation
- an abstemious diet - Edward Gibbon
- Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
- One abstemious day. - Alexander Pope
- (rare) Promotive of abstemiousness
- Such is the virtue of the abstemious well. - John Dryden
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This word uses all five vowels just once and in alphabetical order (others are abstentious, annelidous, arsenious, caesious, facetious and fracedinous).ar:abstemious fa:abstemious fr:abstemious gl:abstemious ko:abstemious it:abstemious hu:abstemious pl:abstemious fi:abstemious ta:abstemious te:abstemious th:abstemious tr:abstemious vi:abstemious