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Abstinence vs. Sobriety

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Abstinencenoun

The act or practice of abstaining, refraining from indulging a desire or appetite.

‘Penance, fasts, and abstinence, / To punish bodies for the soul's offense. - John Dryden’; ‘The abstinence from a present pleasure that offers itself is a pain, nay, oftentimes, a very great one. — John Locke’; ‘Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. — St Augustine’;

Sobrietynoun

The quality or state of being sober.

Abstinencenoun

Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating/alcoholic beverages; total abstinence; teetotalism).

Sobrietynoun

The quality or state of not being intoxicated.

Abstinencenoun

Specifically, the practice of abstaining from sexual intercourse, either permanently or until marriage.

Sobrietynoun

The quality or state of being grave or earnestly thoughtful.

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Abstinencenoun

(ecclesiastical) Abstention from certain foods on days of penitential observance.

Sobrietynoun

The state or quality of being unhurried; a state of calm.

Abstinencenoun

The practice of self-denial; self-restraint; forebearance from anything.

Sobrietynoun

A state of moderation or seriousness.

Abstinencenoun

(obsolete) Self-denial; abstaining; or forebearance of anything.

Sobrietynoun

Modesty in color or style.

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Abstinencenoun

(business) Delay of spending to accrue capital.

Sobrietynoun

Soundness of judgement.

Abstinencenoun

The act or practice of abstaining; voluntary forbearance of any action, especially the refraining from an indulgence of appetite, or from customary gratifications of animal or sensual propensities. Specifically, the practice of abstaining from intoxicating beverages, - called also total abstinence.

‘The abstinence from a present pleasure that offers itself is a pain, nay, oftentimes, a very great one.’;

Sobrietynoun

Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.

‘Public sobriety is a relative duty.’;

Abstinencenoun

The practice of self-denial by depriving one's self of certain kinds of food or drink, especially of meat.

‘Penance, fasts, and abstinence,To punish bodies for the soul's offense.’;

Sobrietynoun

Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years.

‘Mirth makes them not mad,Nor sobriety sad.’;

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Abstinencenoun

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

Sobrietynoun

the state of being sober

Abstinencenoun

act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

Sobrietynoun

moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs

Abstinence

Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to sexual abstinence, but it can also mean abstinence from alcohol, drugs, food, etc.

Sobrietynoun

a manner that is serious and solemn

Sobrietynoun

abstaining from excess

Sobriety

Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels or effects from alcohol or drugs. Sobriety is also considered to be the natural state of a human being at birth.

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