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Meaning of ABSTENTION

Pronunciation:  ab'stenshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
 

ABSTENTION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abstinence
 
 See Also: self-denial, self-discipline

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*sten"tion\, a. [F. See {Abstain}.]
The act of abstaining; a holding aloof. --Jer. Taylor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstainment, abstemiousness, abstinence, anythingarianism, asceticism, avoidance, banyan day, celibacy, chastity, continence, cop-out, desuetude, disuse, Encratism, eschewal, evasion, fast, fence-sitting, fish day, Friday, fruitarianism, gymnosophy, impartiality, independence, Lenten fare, mugwumpery, mugwumpism, nephalism, neutralism, neutrality, nonalignment, noncommitment, nonemployment, noninvolvement, nonpartisanism, nonprevalence, nonuse, nothingarianism, obsolescence, obsoleteness, obsoletion, obsoletism, pensioning off, plain living, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, refraining, refrainment, retirement, sexual abstinence, Shakerism, simple diet, spare diet, Spartan fare, Stoicism, strict neutrality, superannuation, teetotalism, the pledge, total abstinence, unprevalence, vegetarianism
 

 

 

 

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