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Noun: abstemiousness  ab'stee-mee-us-nus [N. Amer], ub'stee-mee-us-nus [Brit]
  1. Restricted to bare necessities
     
  2. Moderation in eating and drinking

See also: abstemious

Type of: exiguity, leanness, meagerness [N. Amer], meagreness [Brit, Cdn], moderation, poorness, scantiness, scantness, temperance

Encyclopedia: Abstemiousness