1. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    not totally abstinent but abstemious
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  • Why do I keep fretting that President Obama's wonderful "housing plan" -- which news reports say could cost "around" 75 billion -- will end up forcing abstentious, responsible people to, in effect, buy homes for irresponsible dimwits with poor impulse control who bought way more house than they could pay for? he assured us last Tuesday night that "it's a plan that won't help speculators or that neighbor down the street who bought a house he could never hope to afford. Telegraph Blogs
  • The Bloc remain an opposition party in the new parliament, just as the abstentious Liberals have been an opposition party in the last parliament. When really stupid Blogging Tories blog.
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