Need another word that means the same as “abstention”? Find 15 synonyms and 30 related words for “abstention” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Abstention” are: abstinence, refusal to vote, teetotalism, temperance, sobriety, abstemiousness, celibacy, chastity, singleness, continence, virginity, self-restraint, self-denial, bachelorhood, spinsterhood
Abstention as a Noun
Definitions of "Abstention" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “abstention” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion.
- The trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol.
- Restraint in one's consumption; abstinence.
Synonyms of "Abstention" as a noun (15 Words)
|Restricted to bare necessities.
|The practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol or sex.
I started drinking again after six years of abstinence.
|A man who has never been married.
|The state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations.
A priest who had taken a vow of celibacy.
|Morality with respect to sexual relations.
Vows of chastity.
|The exercise of self constraint in sexual matters.
You can improve your continence by strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor.
|refusal to vote
|The act of refusing.
|The trait of practicing self discipline.
|Exhibiting restraint imposed on the self.
|The quality of concentrating on one central objective.
The singleness of his motives could not be questioned.
|The quality of being staid or solemn.
The price of beer compelled me to maintain a certain level of sobriety.
|The state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman.
|Abstaining from alcohol.
|The act of tempering.
The temperance movement.
|The condition or quality of being a virgin.
I lost my virginity.
Usage Examples of "Abstention" as a noun
- A resolution passed by 126 votes to none, with six abstentions.
- Alcohol consumption versus abstention.
Associations of "Abstention" (30 Words)
|Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
Forty one voted with the Opposition and some sixty more abstained.
|Vote by ballot.
There were fifty three abstentions and twenty eight spoilt ballots.
|Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.
She was the perfect candidate for a biography.
|Pick out select or choose from a number of alternatives.
I ll stay as long as I choose.
|Having been selected as the best or most appropriate.
He is by no means a forerunner in his chosen field.
|Terminate debate by calling for a vote.
A cloture motion.
Therapy was not the done thing then.
|Elected but not yet installed in office.
He was elected as councillor.
|A vote to select the winner of a position or political office.
The results of the election will be announced tonight.
|An optional course of study.
He had never held elective office.
|In the US a member of the electoral college.
Close to 60 per cent of the 60 000 registered electors voted.
|The body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote.
75 per cent of the electorate voted for a Scottish parliament in some form.
|Resemble (a parent or other relative) in facial features.
Please favour me with an answer.
|An act of gerrymandering dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage.
An attempt to gerrymander the election result.
|A meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters.
I was out on the hustings talking to people.
|Make a choice from a range of possibilities.
Consumers will opt for low priced goods.
|Buy or sell an option on.
She was given the option of resigning or being dismissed.
|Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground for example.
Pick meat from a bone.
|Give preference to one creditor over another.
Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels.
|The head of a company.
The Irish president.
|Relating to a president or presidency.
|A general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.
|Selected or chosen for special qualifications.
The commonest phenotype in a population can be selected against.
|A plot of land acquired by selection.
The publication of a selection of his poems.
|Intercessory prayers, especially those for the dead.
Universal adult suffrage.
|An act of giving or registering a vote.
Parliament has voted the money for the proposed expenditure.
|A person who votes or has the right to vote at an election.
|A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative.