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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.stɪ.nn̩t/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.stə.nn̩t/
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Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the late 14th century. From Middle English, borrowed from Old French abstinent, from Latin abstinēns, present participle of abstineō. See abstain

AdjectiveEdit

abstinent (comparative more abstinent, superlative most abstinent)

  1. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    Synonyms: abstemious, continent, temperate
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English abstinent (adjective form).

NounEdit

abstinent (plural abstinents)

  1. One who abstains; a faster. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. (usually capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abstinent” in Lesley Brown, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 10.

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abstinent (masculine and feminine plural abstinents)

  1. abstinent

CzechEdit

NounEdit

abstinent m

  1. teetotaler (person who completely abstains from alcohol)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French abstinent, from Old French abstinent, borrowed from Latin abstinens, abstinentem.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abstinent (feminine singular abstinente, masculine plural abstinents, feminine plural abstinentes)

  1. abstinent, teetotal

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NounEdit

abstinent m (plural abstinents, feminine abstinente)

  1. abstinent, teetotaler / teetotaller

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abstinent (comparative abstinenter, superlative am abstinentesten)

  1. abstinent, teetotal

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LatinEdit

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French abstinent.

AdjectiveEdit

abstinent m (feminine singular abstinente, masculine plural abstinents, feminine plural abstinentes)

  1. abstinent

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin abstinens, abstinentem.

AdjectiveEdit

abstinent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular abstinent or abstinente)

  1. abstinent

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