What are abstemious?

  • (adj): Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink.
    Example: "The pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
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More definitions of "abstemious":

  • (adj): Marked by temperance in indulgence.
    Example: "Abstemious meals"
    Synonyms: light

Famous quotes containing the word abstemious:

    When her guests were awash with champagne and with gin,
    She was recklessly sober, as sharp as a pin.
    An abstemious man would reel at her look,
    As she rolled a bright eye and praised his last book.
    William Plomer (1903–1973)