Ascetic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈsetɪk|  American pronunciation of the word ascetic
Brit.  |əˈsɛtɪk|  British pronunciation of the word ascetic

noun

- someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline (syn: abstainer)

adjective

- practicing great self-denial(syn: ascetical, austere, spartan)

Examples

an ascetic diet of rice and beans

Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it

...the simple lifestyle of the Amish is in conformity with their ascetic religious beliefs...

Word forms

noun
singular: ascetic
plural: ascetics
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