Restraint vs Abstemiously - What's the difference?

restraint | abstemiously |


As a noun restraint

is (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures.

As a adverb abstemiously is

marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink .

restraint

Noun

  • (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
  • Make sure all the restraints are tight.
  • (uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  • Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.
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  • City will feel nonplussed when they review the tape and Pellegrini had to summon all his restraint in the post-match interviews.

    abstemiously

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Marked by abstinence or restraint, especially in relation to food or drink.
  • He lived abstemiously for his entire life, eschewing pleasure for purity.