abstinent
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.stɪ.nn̩t/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.stə.nn̩t/
Adjective

abstinent

  1. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    Synonyms: abstemious, continent, temperate
Synonyms Translations Noun

abstinent (plural abstinents)

  1. One who abstains; a faster. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  2. (usually, capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.
Related terms Translations
Abstinent
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.stɪ.nn̩t/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæb.stə.nn̩t/
Noun

abstinent (plural abstinents)

  1. (religion, historical) One of a religious sect that appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and practised abstinence from meat and sex.



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