|gemäßigt maßvoll mäßig moderat|
|abstemious Apostolic Encratic Lenten Pythagorean Rechabite Shaker Spartan Stoic abstentious abstinent ascetic austere celibate chaste continent dwarfed dwarfish exiguous frugal fruitarian impoverished jejune lean limited meager mean miserly narrow nephalistic niggardly on the wagon paltry parsimonious poor puny scant scanty scrawny scrimp scrimpy self-abnegating self-denying sexually abstinent skimp skimpy slender slight slim small sober spar spare sparing starvation stingy stinted straitened stunted subsistence sworn off teetotal temperate thin unnourishing unnutritious vegetarian watered watery|
(a.) Abstaining from wine.
(a.) Sparing in diet
(a.) Sparingly used
(a.) Marked by, or spent in, abstinence
(a.) Promotive of abstemiousness.
|abstemious||sparing in consumption of especially food and drink, the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious- John Galsworthy|
|marked by temperance in indulgence, abstemious with the use of adverbs, a light eater, a light smoker, ate a light supper|