Simple Definition of abstemious
: not eating and drinking too much
Full Definition of abstemious
: marked by restraint especially in the consumption of food or alcohol; also : reflecting such restraint <an abstemious diet>
Examples of abstemious
She is known as an abstemious eater and drinker.
<being abstemious diners, they avoid restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets>
Origin of abstemious
Latin abstemius, from abs- + -temius; akin to Latin temetum intoxicating drink
First Known Use: 1609
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