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ascetic

one who leads an austere life: an ascetic nun
Not to be confused with:
acetic – of, relating to, or containing acetic acid or vinegar: The wine had become acetic.
aesthetic – relating to a sense of the beautiful; artistic: The decorator has a real sense of the aesthetic.; discriminating, cultivated, refined; concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality: an aesthetic actress
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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.
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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
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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.
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ascetic

- Pronounced uh-SET-ik, it is derived from Greek asketes, "monk, hermit."
See also related terms for monk.
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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
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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
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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
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ascetic

[əˈsɛtɪk] adj [ideal, life] → ascétique
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ascetic

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

[əˈsɛtɪk]
1. adjascetico/a
2. nasceta m
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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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Similarly, the firm has established a new strategic asset management division known as Synergi: SAM, focused on Assetic, a product from an Australian company to which Synergi is the only UK partner.
<BLeft to right, Joel Brakey, chief operating officer at Assetic, Justin Short, Synergi director, with Peter Joynson, Synergi MD and Robert Turner, Assetic chief finance officer
The Gateshead company has established a strategic asset management (SAM) division after signing an exclusive UK partnership with Australian software firm, Assetic.
Peter Joynson, managing director of Synergi IT, explained: "Assetic's powerful specialist software will allow large private and public sector organisations to better manage and maintain a large asset stock.
The partnership deal with Assetic represents an expansion in services and markets for Synergi, which remains focused on delivering specialist IT support to businesses in the North East and Scotland.
"When the opportunity arose to work closely with a world-leading software firm like Assetic, it was a natural fit."