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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.
The nuns lead an ascetic life in the convent.It was necessary to adopt an ascetic way of life 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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