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as·cet·ic

 (ə-sĕt′ĭk)
n.
A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion.
adj.
Relating to, characteristic of, or leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement. See Synonyms at severe.

[Late Greek askētikos, from Greek askētēs, practitioner, hermit, monk, from askein, to work.]

as·cet′i·cal·ly adv.

ascetic

(əˈsɛtɪk)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a person who practises great self-denial and austerities and abstains from worldly comforts and pleasures, esp for religious reasons
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in the early Christian Church) a monk
adj
3. rigidly abstinent or abstemious; austere
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to ascetics or asceticism
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) intensely rigorous in religious austerities
[C17: from Greek askētikos, from askētēs, from askein to exercise]
asˈcetically adv

as•cet•ic

(əˈsɛt ɪk)

n.
1. a person who practices self-denial and self-mortification for religious reasons.
2. a person who leads an austerely simple, nonmaterialist life.
3. (in the early Christian church) a monk; hermit.
adj.
4. pertaining to asceticism.
5. rigorously abstinent; austere.
6. very strict or severe in religious exercises or self-mortification.
Also, as•cet′i•cal.
[1640–50; < Greek askētikós <askēt(ḗs) person practiced in an art]
as•cet′i•cal•ly, adv.
as•cet′i•cism, n.

ascetic

- Pronounced uh-SET-ik, it is derived from Greek asketes, "monk, hermit."
See also related terms for monk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascetic - someone who practices self denial as a spiritual disciplineascetic - someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
puritan - someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
stylite - an early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars
Adj.1.ascetic - pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"
2.ascetic - practicing great self-denialascetic - 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

ascetic

noun
1. recluse, monk, nun, abstainer, hermit, anchorite, self-denier He left the luxuries of court for a life as an ascetic.
recluse hedonist, sensualist, voluptuary
Translations
زاهِد، ناسِكشَخْص زاهِد
asketaasketický
asket
aszkéta
meinlæta-meinlætamaîur
asketasasketiškaiasketiškasasketizmas
askētisksaskēts
askétaasketický
bütün dünya zevklerinden el çekmişkendini manevî hayata adamış kimsemünzevî

ascetic

[əˈsetɪk]
A. ADJascético
B. Nasceta mf

ascetic

[əˈsɛtɪk] adj [ideal, life] → ascétique

ascetic

adjasketisch
nAsket m; she’s something of an asceticsie lebt ziemlich asketisch

ascetic

[əˈsɛtɪk]
1. adjascetico/a
2. nasceta m

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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