HyperDic: ascetic

English > 3 senses of the word ascetic:
ADJECTIVEpertascetic, asceticalpertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
allascetic, ascetical, austere, spartanpracticing great self-denial
NOUNperson ascetic, abstainersomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline
ascetic > pronunciation
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English > ascetic: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningpertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline.
Example"ascetic practices"
Synonymascetical
Spanishascético
Nounsasceticsomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline
English > ascetic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPracticing great self-denial.
Example"Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James
Synonymsascetical, austere, spartan
Broaderabstemioussparing in consumption of especially food and drink
Spanishascético, austero, espartano
Catalanascètic, auster, espartà
Nounsasceticsomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline
Adverbsasceticallyin an ascetic manner
English > ascetic: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline / discipline.
Synonymabstainer
Narrowerpuritansomeone who adheres to strict religious principles
styliteAn early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
Broaderreligious personA person who manifests devotion to a deity
Spanishasceta
Catalanasceta
Adjectivesascetic, asceticalpertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
ascetic, asceticalpracticing great self-denial

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