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Synonyms for continence
ˈkɒn tn ənscon·ti·nence

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Wiktionary

  1. continencenoun

    Antonyms:
    incontinence

  2. continencenoun

    Antonyms:
    incontinence

  3. continencenoun

    Antonyms:
    incontinence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continence

    Abstinence from food commonly signifies going without; abstemiousness, partaking moderately; abstinence may be for a single occasion, abstemiousness is habitual moderation. Self-denial is giving up what one wishes; abstinence may be refraining from what one does not desire. Fasting is abstinence from food for a limited time, and generally for religious reasons. Sobriety and temperance signify maintaining a quiet, even temper by moderate indulgence in some things, complete abstinence from others. We speak of temperance in eating, but of abstinence from vice. Total abstinence has come to signify the entire abstaining from intoxicating liquors.

    Synonyms:
    abstemiousness, abstinence, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance

    Antonyms:
    drunkenness, excess, gluttony, greed, intemperance, intoxication, reveling, revelry, self-indulgence, sensuality, wantonness

    Preposition:
    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. continence

    Synonyms:
    abstinence, selfcontrol, refrain , chastity, sobriety, temperance

    Antonyms:
    licentiousness, self-indulgence, incontinence, dissoluteness, intemperance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continence, continencynoun

    the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

    Synonyms:
    continency

  2. continencenoun

    voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge

    Synonyms:
    continency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. continencenoun

    Synonyms:
    chastity, restraint of sexual appetite

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "continence":

    incontinence

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#17539refrain
#20872fasting
#21306incontinence
#24124abstinence
#29566chastity
#38214temperance
#41208sobriety
#54982continence
#95106frugality

How to use continence in a sentence?

  1. Saint Augustine:

    You (God) have not only commanded continence, that is, from what things we are to restrain our love, but also justice, that is, on what we are to bestow our love.

  2. Patricio Gargollo:

    If you think about urinary control, babies learn how to walk, talk, run, jump, and sing before they learn how to be continent; it’s a very, very complicated set of events that need to happen for a normal child to achieve continence, you unfortunately don’t know until the child is closer to age 3 or 4 when you have better communication.

  3. Saint Augustine:

    Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

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