Definition Of unabstemious

adjective

not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking.

“We only had a bottle.” “Very abstemious of you.”

Example Of unabstemious

  • A close family member confirmed that she lived a fairly simple and abstemious life, and spent some years in a nursing home before her death in May 1998.

  • Both were abstemious by nature, but knew how to enjoy themselves and were interesting company.

  • Dalton was said to be abstemious but did indulge in a game of bowls on a Thursday.

  • He does not seem to smoke or drink, although he has downplayed his abstemiousness since joining the drinks group.

  • He took seriously his pledge made at the outset of the war that he would live a frugal and abstemious existence as long as the war lasted.


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