ascetic

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From Ancient Greek ἀσκητικός (askētikós), from ἀσκητής (askētḗs, monk, hermit), from ἀσκέω (askéō, I exercise).

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ascetic (comparative more ascetic, superlative most ascetic)

  1. Of or relating to ascetics; characterized by rigorous self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      The stern ascetic rigor of the Temple discipline.

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ascetic (plural ascetics)

  1. One who is devoted to the practice of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent abstinence.

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