Synonyms of abstinence in English:

abstinence


See definition of abstinence

noun

1‘he took a pledge of abstinence’

SYNONYMS

teetotalism, temperance, sobriety, abstemiousness, abstention

rare nephalism

2‘only one per cent use abstinence to reduce the risk of unwanted fatherhood’

SYNONYMS

celibacy, chastity, singleness, continence, virginity, bachelorhood, spinsterhood, self-restraint, self-denial

ANTONYMS

promiscuity

3‘a three-day period of abstinence from food and drink’

SYNONYMS

refraining, desisting, holding back, forbearing, keeping, withholding

renunciation of, refusal of, declining, avoidance of, eschewal of, abjuration of

shunning, forgoing, going without, doing without