Abstinence (noun) – the practice of refraining from indulging an appetite or desire, especially for alcohol or sexual activity.

Use Cases of “Abstinence”

  1. Health and Wellness: Refraining from consuming alcohol, drugs, or certain foods for health benefits.
  2. Religious or Moral Reasons: Choosing not to engage in certain activities due to personal or religious beliefs.
  3. Sexual Abstinence: Refraining from sexual activity, often until marriage or a certain point in a relationship.

Examples in Sentences

  1. Health and Wellness:
    • “Her doctor recommended complete abstinence from alcohol to improve her liver function.”
    • “Abstinence from junk food has helped him lose weight and feel more energetic.”
  2. Religious or Moral Reasons:
    • “Many religions encourage periods of abstinence from certain foods or activities as a form of spiritual discipline.”
    • “He practices abstinence from smoking and drinking due to his personal beliefs.”
  3. Sexual Abstinence:
    • “They have chosen to practice sexual abstinence until they get married.”
    • “Promoting sexual abstinence can be a part of comprehensive sex education programs.”

Related Words

  1. Temperance: Moderation or self-restraint, especially in eating and drinking.
    • “The temperance movement of the early 20th century aimed to reduce alcohol consumption.”
  2. Sobriety: The state of being sober, not affected by alcohol.
    • “After years of struggling with addiction, he has maintained his sobriety for five years.”
  3. Self-denial: The act of denying oneself something, usually for moral or religious reasons.
    • “Lent is a period of self-denial and reflection for many Christians.”
  4. Chastity: The state or practice of refraining from extramarital, or especially from all, sexual intercourse.
    • “Chastity is often valued in various religious traditions as a virtue.”
  5. Forbearance: Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance.
    • “She showed great forbearance in dealing with her demanding boss.”
  6. Austerity: Severe self-discipline or simplicity, often for moral or religious reasons.
    • “The monks live a life of austerity, forgoing many modern comforts.”

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