Abstemious (adjective)

Characterized by self-denial and restraint, especially with regard to food and drink.


The word "abstemious" is derived from the latin word "abstin─ôre" which means "to abstain".


  1. She leads an abstemious life and avoids eating too much junk food.
  2. He had to be abstemious for his health and he avoided drinking alcohol.
  3. The monks live an abstemious life and follow strict dietary rules.
  4. The abstemious lifestyle helped him lose weight and improve his health.
  5. The doctor advised her to be abstemious and avoid overeating.
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