- Abstaining from wine.
- Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
- Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
- Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
- Promotive of abstemiousness.