Abstention vs Meatlessness - What's the difference?

abstention | meatlessness |


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.

abstention

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
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    meatlessness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Absence of, or abstention from, meat; vegetarianism.
  • * 1919 , Frank Hunter Potter, The Naval Reserve?
  • When Hoover's conservating pen / Cut down our steak and sausage ration / With one accord we cried "AMEN," / And meatlessness became the fashion.
  • * 1969 , Robert Payne, The life and death of Mahatma Gandhi?
  • But though Mohandas found himself arguing with his friend in defense of meatlessness , he never seriously contemplated breaking the vow.

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