|1.||[ adjective ] marked by temperance in indulgence|
"abstemious meals" "a light eater" "a light smoker" "ate a light supper"
|2.||[ adjective ] sparing in consumption of especially food and drink|
"the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
|Related terms:||gluttonous austere abstinent nonindulgent abstemiousness|