ascetic

practicing self-denial austere stark 
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ascetic

[adj] - pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic 2. [adj] - practicing great self-denial
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Ascetic

As·cet'ic adjective [ Greek ..., from ... to exercise, to practice gymnastics.] Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe. « The stern ascetic rigor of the Temple discipline. Sir W. Scott. »
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Ascetic

As·cet'ic noun In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things. « I am far from commending those...
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ascetic

In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterised by devotion, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things. 'I am far from commending those ascetics that take up their quarters in deserts.' (Norris) Ascetic...
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ascetic

ascetical adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; `ascetic practices`
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ascetic

ascetical 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`
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ascetic

noun someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
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Ascetic

• (n.) In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things. • (a.) Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe.Ascetic: wor...
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ascetic

ascetic (uh SET ik) A life of rigorous self-discipline and self-denial; an abstainer: 'Some believe that most of the early saints were extreme ascetics.' Ascetic goes back to Greek asketes, an athlete in training. The Greek word for athletic training is askesis, and from it we get ascesis, which means rigorous self-discipline or training. V...
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ascetic

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
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ascetic

characteristic of the practice of rigorous self-discipline
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