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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-stey-ner]
    • /æbˈsteɪ nər/
    • /æbˈsteɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-stey-ner]
    • /æbˈsteɪ nər/

Definitions of abstainer word

  • noun abstainer a person who abstains from something regarded as improper or unhealthy, especially the drinking of alcoholic beverages. 1
  • noun abstainer a person who abstains from anything. 1
  • noun abstainer Agent noun of abstain; one who abstains; especially, one who abstains from something they enjoy, such as the use of intoxicating liquors, or one who abstains for religious reasons; one who practices self-denial. (First attested around 1350 to 1470.). 1
  • noun abstainer teetotaller 1
  • noun abstainer person who chooses not to vote 1
  • noun abstainer person who makes choice not to do sth 1

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Origin of abstainer

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1525-35; abstain + -er1

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Parts of speech for Abstainer


abstainer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

abstainer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abstainer

noun abstainer

  • dry — free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air.
  • ascetic — An ascetic person has a way of life that is simple and strict, usually because of their religious beliefs.
  • nondrinker — a person who abstains from alcoholic beverages.
  • abstinent — forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence.
  • prohibitionist — a person who favors or advocates prohibition.

Antonyms for abstainer

noun abstainer

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