Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked by renunciation; renunciatory.

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  • adj. used especially of behavior

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Examples

  • His creed of determinism was such that it almost amounted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and Leopardi.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • His creed of determinism was such that it almost amounted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • I have encountered numerous sadhus, or holy men, in India who live as renunciative beggars, yet waved their fists at me when they felt the donation I gave them was insufficient or others' attachment to the pilgrim's staff they carried was as prideful as many bikers are about their prized Harley-Davidsons.

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