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as·cet·i·cism

 (ə-sĕt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.
2. The doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul from bondage to the body and permits union with the divine.

asceticism

(əˈsɛtɪˌsɪzəm)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the behaviour, discipline, or outlook of an ascetic, esp of a religious ascetic
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the principles of ascetic practices, esp in the early Christian Church
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the theory and system of ascetic practices

asceticism

a severe self-deprivation for ethical, religious, or intellectual ends. — ascetic, n., adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asceticism - the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual stateasceticism - the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
2.asceticism - the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)asceticism - the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
self-denial, self-discipline - the trait of practicing self discipline
monasticism - asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience
3.asceticism - rigorous self-denial and active self-restraintasceticism - rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
self-control, self-denial, self-discipline - the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

asceticism

Translations
زُهـد، تَنَسُّك
askeze
askese
aszkétaság
meinlætalifnaîur
asketizmus
çileciliksofuluk

asceticism

[əˈsetɪsɪzəm] Nascetismo m

asceticism

[əˈsɛtɪsɪzəm] nascétisme m

asceticism

nAskese f; a life of asceticismein Leben in Askese

asceticism

[əˈsɛtɪsɪzm] nascetismo

ascetic

(əˈsetik) adjective
avoiding pleasure and comfort, especially for religious reasons. Monks lead ascetic lives.
noun
an ascetic person.
aˈscetically adverb
aˈsceticism (-sizəm) noun
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