ABSTEMIOUS

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sparing in diet
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
(rare) Promotive of abstemiousness
abstaining from wine
Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious with the use of adverbs"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"
Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation
Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation. [First attested in the mid 17 th century.]<ref name=SOED/>
Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
Eating and drinking in moderation.
(Original Latin sense) Abstaining from wine.
Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
Promotive of abstemiousness.
Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions. [First attested in the mid 17 th century.]<ref name=SOED>Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9</ref>


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