Abstemious vs Restrain - What's the difference?
As an adjective 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 .
As a verb restrain is
to control or keep in check.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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
To control or keep in check.
To deprive of liberty.
To restrict or limit.
, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
, title=Money just makes the rich suffer
, volume=188, issue=23, page=19
, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly
, passage=In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining
the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.}}