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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.
1. A citizen of Sparta.
2. One of Spartan character.

Spar′tan·ism n.
Spar′tan·ly adv.
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a devotion to the habits and qualities of the ancient Spartans, especially to an indomitable spirit, undaunted hardihood, and stark simplicity. — spartan, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes
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