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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fasting

    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.

    abstemiousness, abstinence, continence, frugality, moderation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint, sobriety, temperance

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

    The negative side of virtue is abstinence from vice.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fast, fastingnoun

    abstaining from food


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fastingnoun

    fast, abstinence from food

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fasting":

    fasted, starvation, fast

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  1. Travis Masterson:

    They should have been less hungry at night because the fasting period was shorter, we know that there is something going on here.

  2. Ziad Radi:

    Heat or no heat, this is my responsibility, normally, I drink a lot of water but, thank God, I am fasting now, so I just have to try to keep going.

  3. Professor Mark Mattson:

    We are at a transition point where we could soon consider adding information about intermittent fasting to medical school curricula alongside standard advice about healthy diets and exercise.

  4. Clifford V. Villalon:

    Do not skip meals if you don’t feel well. Fasting is only good when you live well with discipline.

  5. Mohammad Abuershaid:

    She was a practicing Muslim, she believed in the religion, and she was just doing the five prayers a day, the fasting... there was nothing to show that she was out of the ordinary.

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