1. Abstinent from alcohol; never drinking alcohol.
    Synonyms: on the wagon, straightedge
    Antonyms: alcoholic, dipsomaniac, drunkard
  2. Opposed to the drinking of alcohol.
  3. (dated, emphatic) Total.
  • French: abstinent
  • German: gänzlich enthaltsam, völlig abstinent
  • Italian: astemio
  • Russian: тре́звенник
  • Spanish: abstemio
Translations Translations Noun

teetotal (plural teetotals)

  1. One who abstains from drinking alcohol.
    • 2004, Andrea Levy, Small Island (novel), London: Review, Chapter Twelve, p. 137,
      Hubert is trying to persuade James, a strict Presbyterian and teetotal, to come into the pub.
    Synonyms: teetotaler, pioneer

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