Abstinence

All possible synonyms of the word Abstinence as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Abstinence

Definition

  • act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

Synonyms

  • abstinence

Hypernyms

  • self-denial, self-discipline, self-control: the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

Hyponyms

  • chastity, celibacy, sexual abstention: abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
  • sobriety, temperance: abstaining from excess
  • teetotaling, teetotalism: abstaining from alcohol
  • fast, fasting: abstaining from food
  • inhibition, suppression: (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
  • sawm: the third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan); Muslims abstain from food and drink and gambling and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan

Abstinence, abstention

Definition

  • the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

Synonyms

  • abstinence
  • abstention

Hypernyms

  • self-discipline, self-denial: the trait of practicing self discipline

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