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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abstentious mean? 

ABSTENTIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ABSTENTIOUS has 1 sense:

1. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

  Familiarity information: ABSTENTIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ABSTENTIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1abstentious [BACK TO TOP]


Self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink


abstentious; abstinent

Context example:

not totally abstinent but abstemious


abstemious (sparing in consumption of especially food and drink)

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