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A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ascetically - in an ascetic mannerascetically - in an ascetic manner; "she lived ascetically in a small house all by herself"
aszkéta módjára


(əˈsetik) adjective
avoiding pleasure and comfort, especially for religious reasons. Monks lead ascetic lives.
an ascetic person.
aˈscetically adverb
aˈsceticism (-sizəm) noun
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It is one of the most ascetically appealing of all turf grasses and suits presentation areas with low light or full-sun.
In this project, Saturova and Cukrova's experience with early music brought fruit in the ascetically disciplined vocal performance and the unmissable respect for Dvorak's notation, rather than in the form of an exceptional listening experience.
The king did enjoy court rituals and loved to dance, but he also led his mignons on ascetically grueling pilgrimages.
"Much thought and planning has gone into the design and of this facility both to accommodate for the potential sound annoyance to myself and adjoining neighbors and to be an ascetically [sic] pleasing addition to my property," Hertzberg said in the proposal.
Chardin's humble depiction of a tablecloth makes clear the centrality to his thesis of a form of everyday "lowliness" that can be traced back to the ascetically minded Roman Catholic faction known as the Jansenists and their abhorrence of idolatry.
Most of what's out there today are certainly usable and functional if not too ascetically pleasing.
While all the nations roundabout had their senses sated with images or idols of their divinities, Israel ascetically stood before her God in overawing aniconic darkness.
We ascetically work long hours, accepting the constraints imposed on us by others, so that on evenings and weekends, we have the leisure to do whatever the heck we want to do, or nothing at all.
[...] characterized by a still unrefined cuisine; the use of dried meat, carne-de-sol (Portuguese for "sun-dried meat," literally "meat of sun," also called jaba; it consists of heavily salted beef, which is exposed to the sun for one or two days to cure) or Brazilian state Ceara meat with milk flour, umbuzada (also known as imbuzada, a typical drink of northeast Brazil) and requeijao (a milk-derived product, produced in Portugal and Brazil); also by using quibebe (a kind of winter squash puree), of Franciscan simplicity, and rapadura (a solid form of sucrose); and in the forests of the center of the country by the use of hunting and river fish--all ascetically and rustically prepared (page 32).
Osseointegrated implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry and made restoring missing dentation possible both ascetically and functionally.
To put this more succinctly, Miller writes later (this time on Mac Low's Stanzas for Iris Lezak), "the self is not so much absent from this text as it is ascetically chastened" (61).
Now the world class and environmentally friendly look of the building ascetically from outside at night will complement the top class contribution of performers and artists inside the building as well as the breathtaking renovations that have recently taken place in and around the big edifice.'