Definition of ASCETIC

noun : ASCETIC

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : ASCETIC

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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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