Spartan


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Spar·tan

 (spär′tn)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Sparta or its people.
2. also spartan
a. Rigorously self-disciplined or self-restrained.
b. Simple, frugal, or austere: a Spartan diet; a spartan lifestyle.
c. Marked by brevity of speech; laconic.
d. Courageous in the face of pain, danger, or adversity.
n.
1. A citizen of Sparta.
2. One of Spartan character.

Spar′tan·ism n.
Spar′tan·ly adv.

Spartan

(ˈspɑːtən)
adj
1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to Sparta or its citizens
2. (Placename) of or relating to Sparta or its citizens
3. (sometimes not capital) very strict or austere: a Spartan upbringing.
4. (sometimes not capital) possessing courage and resolve
n
5. (Historical Terms) a citizen of Sparta
6. (Peoples) a citizen of Sparta
7. (sometimes not capital) a disciplined or brave person
8. (Plants) a Canadian variety of eating apple
ˈSpartanˌism n

Spar•tan

(ˈspɑr tn)

adj. Also, Spar•tan′ic (-ˈtæn ɪk)
1. of or pertaining to Sparta or its inhabitants.
2. suggestive of the ancient Spartans; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere.
3. brave; undaunted.
n.
4. a native or inhabitant of Sparta.
5. a person of Spartan characteristics.
[1375–1425; < Latin Spartānus=Spart(a) Sparta (< Doric Greek Spártā) + -ānus -an1]
Spar′tan•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Spartan - a resident of SpartaSpartan - a resident of Sparta      
Sparta - an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.Spartan - of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
2.spartan - resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
3.spartan - 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"
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
4.Spartan - practicing great self-denialspartan - 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"
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy

spartan

adjective austere, severe, frugal, ascetic, plain, disciplined, extreme, strict, stern, bleak, rigorous, stringent, abstemious, self-denying Their spartan lifestyle prohibits a fridge or a phone.
Translations

Spartan

[ˈspɑːtən]
A. ADJespartano
B. Nespartano/a m/f

spartan

[ˈspɑːtən] ADJ (fig) → espartano

spartan

[ˈspɑːrtən] adj (= austere) [lifestyle, room] → spartiate

Spartan

adj (fig: also spartan) → spartanisch
nSpartaner(in) m(f)

Spartan

spartan [ˈspɑːtn] adj & n (also) (fig) → spartano/a
References in classic literature ?
So, with Spartan firmness, the young authoress laid her first-born on her table, and chopped it up as ruthlessly as any ogre.
It was about this time that Rebecca, who had been reading about the Spartan boy, conceived the idea of some mild form of self-punishment to be applied on occasions when she was fully convinced in her own mind that it would be salutary.
A helot of Agesilaus made us a dish of Spartan broth, but I was not able to get down a second spoonful.
We have made our calculations with Spartan economy, and we each require fifteen hundred livres.
Tall and well proportioned as an ancient gladiator, and muscular as a Spartan, he walked for a quarter of an hour without knowing where to direct his steps, actuated by the sole idea of getting away from the spot where if he lingered he knew that he would surely be taken.
At that time, I was not: I used to rise each morning eager to shake off his yoke, and go out with my portmanteau under my arm, if a beggar, at least a freeman; and in the evening, when I came back from the pensionnat de demoiselles, a certain pleasant voice in my ear; a certain face, so intelligent, yet so docile, so reflective, yet so soft, in my eyes; a certain cast of character, at once proud and pliant, sensitive and sagacious, serious and ardent, in my head; a certain tone of feeling, fervid and modest, refined and practical, pure and powerful, delighting and troubling my memory--visions of new ties I longed to contract, of new duties I longed to undertake, had taken the rover and the rebel out of me, and had shown endurance of my hated lot in the light of a Spartan virtue.
There was no trace, however, of anything of the kind, nor could I discover any sign which might indicate the character or intentions of the man who lived in this singular place, save that he must be of Spartan habits and cared little for the comforts of life.
At last it seemed settled that the rightful distinction was that the proprietors should have more elective franchise than non-proprietors, on the Spartan principle of "calling that which is just, equal; not that which is equal, just.
But although she wondered, she could not help loving him the better for his odd combination of Spartan self-control and what appeared to her romantic and childish folly.
Her reply to reason, sometime spoken aloud in sudden defiance, recalled the Spartan stubbornness of her sire in the face of certain annihilation: "I still live
I don't know if it is true that he is engaged to Miss Stuart," replied Anne, with Spartan composure, "but it is certainly true that she is very lovely.
In the meantime he worked, taking no recreation except when he went to see Ruth, and living like a Spartan.