Meaning of 'ascetic'

Find the meaning of the word ‘ascetic’

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Meaning of ‘ascetic’

3 definitions found.



practicing great self-denial

Example: "Be systematically for no other reason than that you would rather not do it- William James"

Synonyms: ascetical austere spartan


pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline

Example: "ascetic practices"

Synonyms: ascetical


someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

Synonyms: abstainer

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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