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)
|abstemiousness||Restricted to bare necessities.|
|abstinence||The practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something, typically alcohol or sex.|
I started drinking again after six years of abstinence.
|bachelorhood||A man who has never been married.|
|celibacy||The state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations.|
A priest who had taken a vow of celibacy.
|chastity||Morality with respect to sexual relations.|
Vows of chastity.
|continence||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.|
|self-denial||The trait of practicing self discipline.|
|self-restraint||Exhibiting restraint imposed on the self.|
|singleness||The quality of concentrating on one central objective.|
The singleness of his motives could not be questioned.
|sobriety||The quality of being staid or solemn.|
The price of beer compelled me to maintain a certain level of sobriety.
|spinsterhood||The state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman.|
|teetotalism||Abstaining from alcohol.|
|temperance||The act of tempering.|
The temperance movement.
|virginity||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)
|abstain||Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.|
Forty one voted with the Opposition and some sixty more abstained.
|ballot||Vote by ballot.|
There were fifty three abstentions and twenty eight spoilt ballots.
|candidate||Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.|
She was the perfect candidate for a biography.
|choose||Pick out select or choose from a number of alternatives.|
I ll stay as long as I choose.
|chosen||Having been selected as the best or most appropriate.|
He is by no means a forerunner in his chosen field.
|cloture||Terminate debate by calling for a vote.|
A cloture motion.
Therapy was not the done thing then.
|elect||Elected but not yet installed in office.|
He was elected as councillor.
|election||A vote to select the winner of a position or political office.|
The results of the election will be announced tonight.
|elective||An optional course of study.|
He had never held elective office.
|elector||In the US a member of the electoral college.|
Close to 60 per cent of the 60 000 registered electors voted.
|electorate||The body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote.|
75 per cent of the electorate voted for a Scottish parliament in some form.
|favour||Resemble (a parent or other relative) in facial features.|
Please favour me with an answer.
|gerrymander||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.
|hustings||A meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters.|
I was out on the hustings talking to people.
|opt||Make a choice from a range of possibilities.|
Consumers will opt for low priced goods.
|option||Buy or sell an option on.|
She was given the option of resigning or being dismissed.
|pick||Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground for example.|
Pick meat from a bone.
|prefer||Give preference to one creditor over another.|
Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels.
|president||The head of a company.|
The Irish president.
|presidential||Relating to a president or presidency.|
|referendum||A general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.|
|select||Selected or chosen for special qualifications.|
The commonest phenotype in a population can be selected against.
|selection||A plot of land acquired by selection.|
The publication of a selection of his poems.
|suffrage||Intercessory prayers, especially those for the dead.|
Universal adult suffrage.
|vote||An act of giving or registering a vote.|
Parliament has voted the money for the proposed expenditure.
|voter||A person who votes or has the right to vote at an election.|
|voting||A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative.|