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ascetic

as·cet·ic

ascetic

 
pronunciation:
se tihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who practices extreme self-denial, esp. of material comforts and pleasures, and esp. for religious reasons.
He had come to see no value in material things and joined a group of ascetics.
antonyms:
hedonist, sybarite
similar words:
anchorite, celibate, eremite, fakir, fanatic, flagellant, hermit, monk, nun, puritan, stylite, yogi
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: rigorously simple and disciplined; austere; self-denying.
It was necessary to adopt an ascetic lifestyle during the war.Their new stepfather imposed an ascetic regimen on the family.
synonyms:
austere, self-denying
antonyms:
dissipated, dissolute, hedonistic, luxurious, opulent, sybaritic, voluptuous
similar words:
abstemious, celibate, frugal, monastic, puritanical, severe, temperate
definition 2: extremely strict in religious observances involving self-denial and self-mortification.
The monks lead an ascetic life at the monastery.
similar words:
celibate, puritanical, self-mortifying, severe, strict
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