Definition of Abstemious
marked by moderation and holding back on indulgence
Examples of Abstemious in a sentence
Gerald was abstemious at dinner and only ate a little of the food on his plate.
Because I was abstemious with alcohol when I was younger, I am still quite healthy in my later years.
The best way to avoid becoming obese is by being abstemious and only eating what is necessary to survive.
While Mr. Peterson was quite abstemious with his meals, he always put out a big feast when he had guests over for dinner.
The buffet was huge and included healthy snacks for abstemious eaters and large entrees for the insatiable individuals.
Although my husband is normally abstemious with his money, he will buy a ticket to a football game in a minute.
The monks had an abstemious diet which consisted chiefly of chicken, bread, water, and cabbage.
Even though Mrs. Washington was a very wealthy woman, she still lived an abstemious life and only spent money on the basic essentials.
Because of his religion, Pierre is abstemious and does not eat meat.
While one should observe an abstemious diet and not eat everything in sight, one should still eat nutritiously.
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