refraining

refraining
Synonyms and related words:
Encratism, Friday, Lenten fare, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, Shakerism, Spartan fare, Stoicism, abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, asceticism, avoidance, avoiding reaction, banyan day, celibacy, chastity, circumvention, continence, defense mechanism, dodge, duck, elusion, elusiveness, equivocation, escape, eschewal, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, fast, fish day, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, fruitarianism, getting around, gymnosophy, jink, nephalism, neutrality, nonintervention, noninvolvement, plain living, prevention, refrainment, sexual abstinence, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, simple diet, slip, spare diet, teetotalism, the pledge, the runaround, total abstinence, vegetarianism, zigzag

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • refraining — index avoidance (evasion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Refraining — Refrain Re*frain (r[ e]*fr[=a]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refrained} ( fr[=a]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Refraining}.] [OE. refreinen, OF. refrener, F. refr[ e]ner, fr. L. refrenare; influenced by OF. refraindre to restrain, moderate, fr. LL. refrangere …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refraining from involvement — index laissez faire Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • refraining from utterance — index mute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • refraining — сленговый термин, обозначающий изложение уже известных проблем или точек зрения в более конструктивном ключе …   Glossary of international commercial arbitration

  • refraining — re·frain || rɪ freɪn n. verse or phrase that is repeated during a song or poem, chorus; music or melody that accompanies the chorus v. abstain, forebear, restrain oneself, desist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refraining — …   Useful english dictionary

  • abstinence — Refraining from the use of certain articles of diet, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or from sexual intercourse. [L. abs tineo, to hold back, fr. teneo, to hold] * * * ab·sti·nence ab stə nən(t)s n 1) voluntary forbearance esp. from sexual… …   Medical dictionary

  • abstention from voting — refraining from voting, not voting, refraining from casting of ballot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forbearance — Refraining from doing something that one has a legal right to do. Giving of further time for repayment of obligation or agreement not to enforce claim at its due date. Crestwood Lumber Co. v. Citizens Sav. & Loan Ass n, 83 C.A.3d 819, 148… …   Black's law dictionary

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