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teetotal

Saltos de línea: tee|total
Pronunciación: /tiːˈtəʊt(ə)l
 
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Definición de teetotal en inglés:

adjetivo

Choosing or characterized by abstinence from alcohol: a teetotal lifestyle
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the West Midlands, 78% were willing to stop drinking, reduce their alcohol intake or were teetotal already compared to 66% in the capital.
  • And I hadn't fully realised how odd I'd feel, an omnivore who likes a drink dropped into a city populated largely by teetotal vegetarians.
  • The alcohol ban is a strain on my mum, she likes a bit of a drink, but my dad's teetotal.
Sinónimos
abstinent, abstemious;
sober, avoiding alcohol
informal on the wagon, off the booze, off the sauce, dry

Origen

mid 19th century: emphatic extension of total, apparently first used by Richard Turner, a worker from Preston, in a speech (1833) urging total abstinence from all alcohol, rather than mere abstinence from spirits, advocated by some early temperance reformers.

Derivados

teetotalism

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • One reason for the multiplicity of groups was a difference of opinion which soon emerged between the advocates of moderation in drinking and those who demanded total abstinence - or teetotalism.
  • With the growth of the movement came a more radical agenda of teetotalism and a concerted campaign to end the state's liquor licensing system through local option legislation and eventually state prohibition in the 1850s.
  • Personally, as I grow older, I tend more toward my mother's teetotalism and away from my father's moderate drinking.
Sinónimos
temperance, abstinence, abstention, sobriety
rare Rechabitism, nephalism

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