1. choose not to consume

    Synonyms : desist, refrain
    Antonyms : consume
    Examples :
    • I abstain from alcohol
  2. refrain from voting

    Type Of : forbear, refrain


  1. the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

    Synonyms : remission, remission of sin, remittal
    Type Of : redemption, salvation
  2. the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

    Type Of : condition, status


  1. revoke formally

    Type Of : abolish, get rid of


  1. depriving one of self-esteem

    Synonyms : humiliation
    Type Of : degradation, debasement
  2. a low or downcast state

    Synonyms : abjection, degradation
    Type Of : humiliation
    Examples :
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement


  1. causing abrasion

    Synonyms : scratchy
  2. a substance that abrades or wears down

    Synonyms : abradant, abrasive material
    Type Of : stuff, material
  3. sharply disagreeable; rigorous

    Synonyms : harsh
    Examples :
    • an abrasive character


  1. find repugnant

    Synonyms : abominate, execrate, loathe
    Type Of : detest, hate
    Examples :
    • She abhors cats


  1. doubtful or suspect

    Synonyms : so-called, supposed
  2. declared but not proved

    Examples :
    • alleged abuses of housing benefits


  1. a defendant in a criminal proceeding

    Type Of : defendant, suspect


  1. having or showing a feeling of mixed reverence and respect and wonder and dread

    Synonyms : awed, awestricken
    Examples :
    • in grim despair and awestruck wonder


  1. an expectation

    Synonyms : expectancy
    Type Of : expectation
  2. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

    Synonyms : prediction, prevision
    Type Of : abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
  3. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

    Synonyms : expectancy
    Type Of : prospect, expectation, outlook
    Examples :
    • each of them had their own anticipations
  4. anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

    Synonyms : expectation
    Type Of : hopefulness