Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun abstinence

2 senses of abstinence

Sense 1
abstinence, abstention -- (the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol))
       => self-discipline, self-denial -- (the trait of practicing self discipline)

Sense 2
abstinence -- (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)
       => self-denial, self-discipline, self-control -- (the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses)

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