monkish


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monk·ish

 (mŭng′kĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or monasticism.
2. Inclined to self-denial; ascetic.

monk′ish·ly adv.
monk′ish·ness n.

monkish

(ˈmʌŋkɪʃ)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of, relating to, or resembling a monk or monks
ˈmonkishly adv
ˈmonkishness n

monk•ish

(ˈmʌŋ kɪʃ)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a monk: monkish piety.
[1540–50]
monk′ish•ly, adv.
monk′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monkish - befitting a monkmonkish - befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Translations

monkish

[ˈmʌnkɪʃ] ADJmonacal, monástico (pej) → frailuno

monkish

adjmönchisch; (fig pej)pastorenhaft; he leads a monkish lifeer führt ein Leben wie ein Mönch

monkish

[ˈmʌŋkɪʃ] adjda monaco
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The writer, indeed, seems to think himself obliged to keep even pace with time, whose amanuensis he is; and, like his master, travels as slowly through centuries of monkish dulness, when the world seems to have been asleep, as through that bright and busy age so nobly distinguished by the excellent Latin poet--
On board the Tremolino, wrapped up in a black CABAN, the picturesque cloak of Mediterranean seamen, with those massive moustaches and his remorseless eyes set off by the shadow of the deep hood, he looked piratical and monkish and darkly initiated into the most awful mysteries of the sea.
The lady was stately and gracious, and made much of Marian, whom she had known as a little girl and who was now clothed more seemly for a dinner than in monkish garments.
I had actually, at times, considered myself outside the pale, a monkish fellow denied the eternal or the passing passions I saw and understood so well in others.
As to the monk, without withdrawing the poniard from the wound, he ran to the window, opened it, leaped out into the flowers of a small garden, glided onward to the stable, took out his mule, went out by a back gate, ran to a neighbouring thicket, threw off his monkish garb, took from his valise the complete habiliment of a cavalier, clothed himself in it, went on foot to the first post, secured there a horse and continued with a loose rein his journey to Paris.
I had a delight in that stupid collection of monkish legends which I cannot account for now, and which persisted in spite of the nightmare confusion it made of my ancient Greeks and Romans.
And it is from these very early monkish plays that the theater with its different kinds of plays, that pageants and even oratorios have sprung.
Luther, according to the scandal of his monkish enemies, was a brat of that hellish breed; nor was Pearl the only child to whom this inauspicious origin was assigned among the New England Puritans.
Such monkish solitude is, however, dangerous to youth.
Quicker than thought, quicker than the lightning's flash, fifty monkish habits disappeared, and fifty knights in splendid armor stood revealed
Athelny and Philip installed themselves in the great monkish chairs, and Sally brought them in two plates of beef, Yorkshire pudding, baked potatoes, and cabbage.
Red-brick walls harmoniously toned down in colour by time, strong- rooted ivy, latticed windows, panelled rooms, big oaken beams in little places, and stone-walled gardens where annual fruit yet ripened upon monkish trees, were the principal surroundings of pretty old Mrs.