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asceticism the practices, doctrines, or way of living of an ascetic. [1/2 definitions]
austere strict or ascetic in manner of living. [1/3 definitions]
austerity (usu. pl.) an austere or ascetic habit, custom, or act. [1/3 definitions]
dervish someone who belongs to any of several Muslim religious groups noted for their ascetic practices and for dancing and whirling in religious ecstasy.
Essene a member of an ascetic Jewish sect of mystics that existed from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D.
nonascetic combined form of ascetic.
sadhu a Hindu holy man, esp. an ascetic or monk.
Sufi a member of an ascetic, contemplative Muslim sect that was founded in Persia in the eighth century.