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abstentious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of abstentious

  1. given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites <abstentious by nature, she eats only to satisfy actual hunger—never just for the sake of eating> Synonyms abstemious, abstinent, continent, self-abnegating, self-denying, sober, temperateRelated Words ascetic (also ascetical), austere; disciplined, self-controlled, self-disciplined, self-governedNear Antonyms gluttonous, greedy, rapacious, voracious; Cyrenaic, hedonistic, self-pleasing, sensual, sybaritic, voluptuous, voluptuary; masturbatory, onanisticAntonyms self-indulgent




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