temperance

noun

Definition

1. Moderation in expressing feelings, in appetite, and in consumption of alcoholic drink; self-restraint


2. Total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism

synonyms

sobriety

abstention

prohibition

antonyms

intemperance

indulgence

alcoholism

sentences

After having negative experiences with alcohol in the past, she swore temperance and stopped buying her usual liquors.


Supporters of the 18th amendment before it was repealed likely believed in temperance.

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