- abstemious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not self-indulgent, especially as regards eating and drinking.DERIVATIVES abstemiously adverb abstemiousness noun.ORIGIN Latin abstemius, from ab- 'from' + a word related to temetum 'alcoholic liquor' .
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abstemiously — adverb /æbˈstiːmiəsli,əbˈstiːmiəsli/ Marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink. He lived abstemiously for his entire life, eschewing pleasure for purity. See Also: abstemious, abstemiousness … Wiktionary
abstemiously — adverb in a sparing manner; without overindulgence he ate and drank abstemiously indulged temperately in cocktails • Syn: ↑temperately • Derived from adjective: ↑temperate (for: ↑temperately), ↑ … Useful english dictionary
abstemiously — adverb see abstemious … New Collegiate Dictionary
abstemiously — See abstemious. * * * … Universalium
abstemiously — É™b stÉªËmÉªÉ™slÉª adv. moderately, in a restrained manner, sparingly … English contemporary dictionary
abstemiously — ab·ste·mi·ous·ly … English syllables
abstemious — abstemiously, adv. abstemiousness, n. /ab stee mee euhs/, adj. 1. sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet. 2. characterized by abstinence: an abstemious life. 3. sparing: an abstemious diet. [1615 25; < L abstemius, equiv.… … Universalium
temperately — adverb 1. with restraint he used the privileges of his office temperately 2. without extravagance these preferences are temperately stated • Derived from adjective: ↑temperate 3. in a sparing manner; without overindulgence he ate and drank… … Useful english dictionary
abstemious — adjective Etymology: Latin abstemius, from abs + temius; akin to Latin temetum intoxicating drink Date: 1609 marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol; also reflecting such restraint < an abstemious diet > •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Longest word in English — The identity of the longest word in English depends upon the definition of what constitutes a word in the English language, as well as how length should be compared. In addition to words derived naturally from the language s roots (without any… … Wikipedia