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abstinence

ab-stuh-nuhns

 

abstinence – (noun)

ab-stuh-nuhns

Definition: act or practice of refraining from

 

Synonym: abstemiousness, sobriety, teetotalism

 

Antonym: intemperance, intoxication, revelry, self-indulgence

 

Usage: Spiritual ascetics preach a complete abstinence from the world.