[ tee-toht-l-iz-uhm, tee-toht- ]
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  1. the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink.

Origin of teetotalism

First recorded in 1825–35; teetotal + -ism

Words Nearby teetotalism

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How to use teetotalism in a sentence

  • But if he did, it was in silence and darkness; with an ever-present feeling that teetotalism was his only true course.

    Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
  • The traveller in Newfoundland must reconcile himself to teetotalism and tea, unless he can carry his own liquor along.

  • I am still more than ever convinced that teetotalism is right and needful for the success of native Christian life in China.

  • Who but the veriest fanatic of teetotalism would grudge me those hours so gloriously redeemed?

  • It involves the title of this paper, and a little fair trying of teetotalism by its own tests.

    The Uncommercial Traveller | Charles Dickens