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Abstinent   Listen
adjective
Abstinent  adj.  Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Abstinent" Quotes from Famous Books



... Berlin physician discusses the matter with much vigorous common sense, insisting that "chaste and unchaste are relative ideas." We must not, he states, as is so often done, identify "chaste" with "sexually abstinent." He adds that we are not justified in describing all extra-marital sexual intercourse as unchaste, for, if we do so, we shall be compelled to regard nearly all men, and some very estimable women, as unchaste. He rightly insists that in this matter we must apply ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

... who lived much with Thomson, once told me he heard a lady remarking that she could gather from his works three parts of his character, that he was a great lover, a great swimmer, and rigorously abstinent; but, said Savage, he knows not any love but that of the sex; he was perhaps never in cold water in his life; and he indulges himself in all the luxury that comes within his reach.' Johnson's Works, ...
— The Life Of Johnson, Volume 3 of 6 • Boswell



Words linked to "Abstinent" :   person, somebody, mortal, teetotalist, abstinence, teetotaler, someone, abstain, drinker, abstemious, individual, teetotaller, nondrinker, soul



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