abstemiously

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstemious +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abstemiously (comparative more abstemiously, superlative most abstemiously)

  1. Marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink. [First attested in the early 18th century.][1]
    He lived abstemiously for his entire life, eschewing pleasure for purity.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9