ascetic (adj.)

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; ascetic practices

    [ Syn: ascetical ]

    ascetic (n.)

  1. someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

    [ Syn: abstainer ]

    ascetic (adj.)

  1. practicing great self-denial; Be systematically for no other reason than that you would rather not do it- William James; a desert nomads austere life; a spartan diet; a spartan existence

    [ Syn: ascetical , austere , spartan ]

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