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asceticism

as·cet·i·cism

asceticism

 
 
pronunciation:
se tih sih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the practices, doctrines, or way of living of an ascetic.
antonyms:
dissipation, hedonism
definition 2: self-discipline and self-denial as a means of spiritual improvement.
He gave up all his worldly goods and pleasures and embraced a life of asceticism.
antonyms:
greed
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