Definitions and Examples of teetotaler, abstainer
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
A person who abstains from drinking alcohol.
My friend is a teetotaler and never drinks alcohol, even on special occasions.
A person who voluntarily refrains from indulging in an activity or habit, especially the consumption of alcohol.
He became an abstainer after realizing that drinking was affecting his health.
Key Differences: teetotaler vs abstainer
- 1Teetotaler is a term used to describe someone who never drinks alcohol, while abstainer can refer to someone who has stopped drinking alcohol for a period of time or someone who never drinks at all.
- 2Teetotaler is often associated with a personal choice or belief, while abstainer can be used in a medical context to describe someone who has been advised to stop drinking alcohol for health reasons.
Effective Usage of teetotaler, abstainer
- 1Social Settings: Use teetotaler or abstainer to describe someone who does not drink alcohol in social settings.
- 2Medical Context: Use abstainer to describe someone who has been advised to stop drinking alcohol for health reasons.
- 3Personal Beliefs: Use teetotaler to describe someone who chooses not to drink alcohol due to personal beliefs or values.
The antonyms of drunkard are teetotaler and abstainer. While both words describe people who do not drink alcohol, teetotaler is used to describe someone who never drinks alcohol, while abstainer can refer to someone who has stopped drinking for a period of time or someone who never drinks at all. Use these words in social settings, medical contexts, or to describe personal beliefs.