from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the practice of rigid self-denial and the mortification of the body as a means of attaining virtue and holiness; ascetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic.
  • adjective practicing great self-denial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective ascetic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective practicing great self-denial
  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline


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