ascetic definition

  • noun:
    • someone who renounces product conveniences and leads a life of austere self-control, specially as an act of spiritual devotion.
    • one that is devoted to the rehearse of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent abstinence.
    • during the early chapel, one that devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, described as commitment, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; for this reason, a person who techniques extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things.
    • during the early Christian church, one who practised strange self-denial and devotion; in modern-day consumption, additionally one who retires through the customary company of life and partcipates in pious workouts; a hermit; a recluse.
    • plural [capitalized] The title of certam books on devout exercises: because, the Ascetics of St. Basil.
    • a person who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
  • adjective:
    • Leading a life of self-control and self-denial, particularly for religious improvement. See Synonyms at severe.
    • regarding or characteristic of an ascetic; self-denying and austere: an ascetic presence.
    • Of or associated with ascetics; described as thorough self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; concerning a withholding of real enjoyment.
    • severely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; serious.
    • pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or perhaps the training of rigorous self-discipline
    • practicing great self-denial
  • others:
    • Practising special functions of self-denial as a religious exercise; looking for holiness through self-mortification; hence, rigidly abstinent and self-restrained regarding appetites and interests.
    • therefore Unduly rigid or rigid in religious exercises or mortifications; serious; austere.
    • Pertaining to or resembling the ascetics.

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