As nouns the difference between abstention and meatlessness
is that abstention
is (obsolete) the act of restraining oneself while meatlessness
is absence of, or abstention from, meat; vegetarianism.
(obsolete) The act of restraining oneself.
The act of abstaining; a holding aloof; refraining from.
The act of declining to vote on a particular issue. [ ]
Non-participation in the political world; as a country avoiding international affairs.
Absence of, or abstention from, meat; vegetarianism.
* 1919 , Frank Hunter Potter, The Naval Reserve?
* 1969 , Robert Payne, The life and death of Mahatma Gandhi?
- When Hoover's conservating pen / Cut down our steak and sausage ration / With one accord we cried "AMEN," / And meatlessness became the fashion.
- But though Mohandas found himself arguing with his friend in defense of meatlessness , he never seriously contemplated breaking the vow.