Nephalism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nephalism nĕf"ȧ*lĭz'm Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nephalism The principles or practice of those who abstain from spirituous liquors; total abstinence; teetotalism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nephalism nef′a-lizm total abstinence from alcoholic drinks
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. soberness, fr. sober, to drink no wine: cf. F. néphalisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nēphalios, sober; nēphein, to be sober.

Usage

In literature:

Antonyms: temperance nephalism, abstinence, teetotalism.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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