Abstemious vs Restrained - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between abstemious and restrained
is that abstemious
is sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions while restrained
is held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
As a verb restrained is
Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
* Instances of longevity are chiefly among the abstemious - .
* Under his special eye Abstemious I grew up and thrived amain. -
* 1919 ,
Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation.
- In the dimness of the landing I could not see him very well, but there was something in his voice that surprised me. I knew he was of abstemious habit or I should have thought he had been drinking.
* an abstemious diet -
Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
* One abstemious day. -
* 1826 , , Chapter 5
(rare) Promotive of abstemiousness.
* Such is the virtue of the abstemious well. -
- [...] when I, abstemious naturally, and rendered so by the fever that preyed on me, was forced to recruit myself with food.
* (English Citations of "abstemious"
abstentious, abstinent, continent, self-abnegating, self-denying, sober, temperate
Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
- He greeted her for the first time in three years with a restrained embrace.
- He was restrained by the straight jacket.