[syn: abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abstainer \Ab*stain"er\, n.
One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
[syn: abstainer, ascetic]
2: a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
[syn: abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker] [ant:
drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "abstainer":
Albigensian, Apostolici, Catharist, Encratite, Franciscan,
Pythagorean, Pythagorist, Rechabite, Sabbatarian, Shaker, Trappist,
Waldensian, abstinent, anchorite, ascetic, banian, bhikshu,
dervish, fakir, flagellant, fruitarian, gymnosophist, hermit,
hydropot, mendicant, nephalist, puritan, sannyasi, teetotaler,
teetotalist, vegetarian, water-drinker, yogi, yogin
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying
himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from
everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the
affairs of others.
Said a man to a crapulent youth: "I thought
You a total abstainer, my son."
"So I am, so I am," said the scapegrace caught --
"But not, sir, a bigoted one."