|a.||1.||Abstaining from wine.|
|2.||Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.|
|3.||Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; |
|4.||Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; |
|5.||Promotive of abstemiousness.|
|Adj.||1.||abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy|
gluttonous - given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure"
|2.||abstemious - marked by temperance in indulgence; "abstemious meals"; "a light eater"; "a light smoker"; "ate a light supper"|