Definition of ascetic in English:

ascetic

Line breaks: as¦cet¦ic
Pronunciation: /əˈsɛtɪk
 
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adjective

noun

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Derivatives

ascetically

adverb
More example sentences
  • She had lived ascetically to the point where she destroyed her fragile mental and physical health.
  • Resigning his see to write, preach, and travel, he lived ascetically in London.
  • Are all men welcome to go there only if they live as monks, sharing the humility and simple lives of the inhabitants, eating, dressing, and living ascetically and piously, etc.?

Origin

mid 17th century: from medieval Latin asceticus or Greek askētikos, from askētēs 'monk', from askein 'to exercise'.

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