Synonyms for abstinence usually signify going, or doing, without.
For example, abstemiousness, means partaking moderately while abstinence may be for a single
Abstemiousness is habitual moderation.
Self-denial is giving up what one wishes; abstinence may be refraining from what one does not
Fasting is abstinence from food for a limited time, and generally for religious reasons.
Sobriety and temperance signify maintaining a quiet, even temper by moderate indulgence in some
things, complete abstinence from others.
We speak of temperance in eating, but of abstinence from vice. Total abstinence has come to
signify the entire abstaining from intoxicating liquors.
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