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 ?
A helot of Agesilaus made us a dish of Spartan broth, but I was not able to get down a second spoonful.
Having dispatched this Spartan composition by the post, Geoffrey lit his pipe, and waited the event of the interview between Lord Holchester and his eldest son.
So, with Spartan firmness, the young authoress laid her first-born on her table, and chopped it up as ruthlessly as any ogre.
During the reading of this, which was long, the public attention was continually drawn towards Andrea, who bore the inspection with Spartan unconcern.
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.
Then let us now proceed to describe the inferior sort of natures, being the contentious and ambitious, who answer to the Spartan polity; also the oligarchical, democratical, and tyrannical.
This highly endeared him to her, and raised in her mind two of the best affections which any lover can wish to raise in a mistress--these were, esteem and pity--for sure the most outrageously rigid among her sex will excuse her pitying a man whom she saw miserable on her own account; nor can they blame her for esteeming one who visibly, from the most honourable motives, endeavoured to smother a flame in his own bosom, which, like the famous Spartan theft, was preying upon and consuming his very vitals.
We have made our calculations with Spartan economy, and we each require fifteen hundred livres.
The nation itself, with all its so-called internal improvements, which, by the way are all external and superficial, is just such an unwieldy and overgrown establishment, cluttered with furniture and tripped up by its own traps, ruined by luxury and heedless expense, by want of calculation and a worthy aim, as the million households in the land; and the only cure for it, as for them, is in a rigid economy, a stern and more than Spartan simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.
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.
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.