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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-stee-mee-uh s]
    • /æbˈsti mi əs/
    • /æbˈstiː.mi.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-stee-mee-uh s]
    • /æbˈsti mi əs/

Definitions of abstemiously word

  • adjective abstemiously sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. 1
  • adjective abstemiously characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. 1
  • adjective abstemiously sparing: an abstemious diet. 1
  • noun abstemiously Marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink. (First attested in the early 18th century.). 1

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Origin of abstemiously

First appearance:

before 1615
One of the 41% oldest English words
1615-25; < Latin abstēmius, equivalent to abs- abs- + tēm- (base of tēmētum intoxicating drink) + -ius -ious

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Parts of speech for Abstemiously


abstemiously popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for abstemiously

adv abstemiously

  • teetotal — of or relating to, advocating, or pledged to total abstinence from intoxicating drink.

adverb abstemiously

  • moderately — kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.
  • temperately — moderate or self-restrained; not extreme in opinion, statement, etc.: a temperate response to an insulting challenge.
  • soberly — not intoxicated or drunk.
  • ascetically — a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
  • discreetly — judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect.

Antonyms for abstemiously

adv abstemiously

  • unexcited — stirred emotionally; agitated: An excited crowd awaited the arrival of the famed rock group.
  • drunkenly — intoxicated; drunk.
  • cheerfully — full of cheer; in good spirits: a cheerful person.
  • hilariously — arousing great merriment; extremely funny: a hilarious story; a hilarious old movie.
  • intoxicated — Archaic. intoxicated.

adverb abstemiously

  • unrestrained — not restrained or controlled; uncontrolled or uncontrollable: the unrestrained birthrate in some countries.

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