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Synonyms and Antonyms of abstemious

  1. given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <being abstemious diners, they avoid restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets> Synonyms abstentious, abstinent, continent, self-abnegating, self-denying, sober, temperate Related Words ascetic (also ascetical), austere; disciplined, self-controlled, self-disciplined, self-governed Near Antonyms gluttonous, greedy, rapacious, voracious; Cyrenaic, hedonistic, self-pleasing, sensual, sybaritic, voluptuous, voluptuary; masturbatory, onanistic Antonyms self-indulgent

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