monkish definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or characteristic of monks or monasticism.
    • Inclined to self-denial; ascetic.
    • Pertaining to, or resembling a monk or monasticism.
    • maintaining self-denial; ascetic.
    • Like a monk, or pertaining to monks; monastic
    • befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial
  • others:
    • Like a monk; with respect to monks or even to the monastic system; monastic: often a term of contempt: as, monkish manners; monkish solitude.

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