abstêmio, sóbrio, comedido, moderado, frugal, temperado
Adjective(1) sparing in consumption of especially food and drink(2) marked by temperance in indulgence
(1) New England in the 19th century was the apex of conformity: staid, stuffy and abstemious .(2) Both were abstemious by nature, but knew how to enjoy themselves and were interesting company.(3) Taylor portrays Hitler as a sour, arrogant, abstemious spoilsport and friend to small animals.(4) There's still the same warm smile and shock of black hair, and there's clearly something to be said for her abstemious lifestyle for she looks a decade younger than it says on her birth certificate.(5) Josiah Harlan was a pacifist, abstemious Pennsylvania Quaker stricken with a profound case of wanderlust.(6) On the other hand, I have hardly seen any pals because they are down the pub, so my main support now is Phil, an abstemious , gay, Welsh dancer who seems quite pleased that I share one of his lifestyle choices.(7) Left to my own devices, I am an abstemious person, as innocent as a baby and jaw-droppingly naive.(8) A close family member confirmed that she lived a fairly simple and abstemious life, and spent some years in a nursing home before her death in May 1998.(9) I considered a 48 hour fast, however decided that any gain that would be attained from this abstemious behaviour would be completely off-set by the onslaught of DT's that this effort would inevitably induce.(10) Judged alongside their abstemious Anglo-Saxon counterparts, they were seen as unruly, belligerent and not to be relied on, a slur that was extended to generations through media distortion and police discrimination.(11) Dalton was said to be abstemious but did indulge in a game of bowls on a Thursday.(12) In personality they were frugal, abstemious , shrewd, accumulative, and solitary.(13) I would follow the same abstemious regime, but unlike him I don't have an accommodating housekeeper.(14) When he sits down to celebrate his 40th birthday next Wednesday, this most abstemious of professionals can raise a glass to himself and genuinely declare he could not have done any more or any better.(15) Robinson, famed for his Christian beliefs and his abstemious lifestyle, also found time to have lunch with his mother, who still lives in Leeds.(16) There is no evidence, however, that a single drinking bout in an otherwise abstemious person will lead to pancreatitis.
(1) abstemious :: abstêmio
1. self-denying ::
2. temperate ::
4. moderate ::
5. self-disciplined ::
6. restrained ::
7. self-restrained ::
8. sober ::
9. austere ::
10. ascetic ::
11. puritanical ::
13. hair-shirt ::
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