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Adjective: abstemious  ab'stee-mee-us [N. Amer], ub'stee-mee-us [Brit]
  1. Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
    "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"
     
  2. Marked by temperance in indulgence
    "abstemious with the use of adverbs";
    - light

See also: abstemiousness, abstentious, abstinent, ascetic, ascetical, austere, nonindulgent, spartan, strict, temperate

Antonym: gluttonous

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