Dictionary Results for ascetic

1. ascetic - noun

· someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

Synonym(s): abstainer

Hypernym(s): religious_person

2. ascetic - adjective

· pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"

Synonym(s): ascetical

3. ascetic - adjective

· practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"

Synonym(s): ascetical, austere, spartan

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