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  • adj. ascetic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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