Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

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