Definition of SPARTAN

noun : SPARTAN

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : SPARTAN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people ;

  • 2. (

    ) resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage" ;

  • 3. (

    ) unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing" ;

  • 4. (

    ) practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence" ;

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