Synsets for "abstinent"

Synset: abstainer.n.02

Synonyms: abstainer

Part of Speech: NOUN

Definition: a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages


Lemmas: abstainer abstinent nondrinker

Hypernym: person

Hyponym: teetotaler

Antonyms: drinker


Synset: abstinent.s.01

Synonyms: abstinent


Definition: self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink

Examples: not totally abstinent but abstemious

Lemmas: abstinent abstentious





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English words first attested in Chaucer " abstinent, bedside, blossomed, cackling, Cupid, disfigurate, dishevel, disobeisant, entitle, facund, formel, formal, horologe, messagery, mirthless, tercel, tiercel, tercelet, tiercelet, uncommitted, untressed, valence, Valentine, west "
Urban legends about drugs Similar to other opiates, overdose by heroin alone is rather rare, and most reported overdoses occur either due to combination with other sedatives, such as benzodiazepines and ethanol, or after a person has been abstinent for some time and then uses. Their tolerance level will have decreased but user does not often account for time abstinent and overdoses or as a purposeful act of suicide. Heroin overdose is also reversible within minutes with administration of the opioid antagonist Naloxone.
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Sex education Abstinence-only sex education tells teenagers that they should be sexually abstinent until marriage and does not provide information about contraception. In the Kaiser study, 34% of high-school principals said their school's main message was abstinence-only.
Aquarii "Aquarii" is considered a misspelling associated with Aquarians, as it has another meaning — ""Slaves who carried water for bathing into the women's apartments"". Other terms used in reference to the Aquarians include the "Encratites" "("the Abstinent") and "Ebionites.
The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited By comparison 19 alcoholics in the College sample were successfully followed to age 70. By this age 58% had died, 21% were abstinent, 10.5% were controlled drinkers, and 10.5% were still abusing alcohol.
The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited Seventy-two alcoholics in the Core City sample were successfully followed to age 70. By this age 54% had died, 32% were abstinent, 1% were controlled drinkers, and 12% were still abusing alcohol.
Accelerated Christian Education Textbooks used in the curriculum assert that abortion is wrong, evolution is false, and homosexuality is a choice. They teach that wives must be subservient to their husbands and that one can avoid AIDS by being abstinent until marriage.
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Adolescent sexuality A later study questioned the attitudes of adolescents. When asked about abstinence, many girls reported they felt conflicted. They were trying to balance maintaining a good reputation with trying to maintain a romantic relationship and wanting to behave in adult-like ways. Boys viewed having sex as social capital. Many boys believed that their male peers who were abstinent would not as easily climb the social ladder as sexually active boys. Some boys said that for them, the risks that may come from having sex were not as bad as the social risks that could come from remaining abstinent.
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