Synonyms of abstinence in English:

abstinence


See definition of abstinence

noun

1‘he took a pledge of abstinence’

SYNONYMS
teetotalism, temperance, sobriety, abstemiousness, abstention
rare nephalism

2‘only one per cent use abstinence to reduce the risk of unwanted fatherhood’

SYNONYMS
celibacy, chastity, singleness, continence, virginity, bachelorhood, spinsterhood, self-restraint, self-denial
ANTONYMS

promiscuity

3‘a three-day period of abstinence from food and drink’

SYNONYMS
refraining, desisting, holding back, forbearing, keeping, withholding
renunciation of, refusal of, declining, avoidance of, eschewal of, abjuration of
shunning, forgoing, going without, doing without