abstemiousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstemious +‎ -ness

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈsti.mi.əs.nəs/, /əbˈsti.mi.əs.nəs/

Noun[edit]

abstemiousness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abstemiousness” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.