Abstemiously



sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.
characterized by abstinence:
an abstemious life.
sparing:
an abstemious diet.
Historical Examples

He ate on, rapidly but abstemiously, and finished before Mr. Bylash, who had had twenty minutes’ start of him.
Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison

adjective
moderate or sparing, esp in the consumption of alcohol or food; temperate
adj.

c.1600, from Latin abstemius “sober, temperate,” from ab(s)- “from” (see ab-) + stem of temetum “strong drink,” related to temulentus “drunken.” Technically, of liquor, but extended in Latin to temperance in living generally. Related: Abstemiously; abstemiousness.

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