Definitions

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  • adj. Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.
  • adj. Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.
  • adj. Lacking in decoration and luxury.

Etymologies

By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes. (Wiktionary)

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