Definition of asceticism in English:

asceticism

Syllabification: as·cet·i·cism
Pronunciation: /əˈsetiˌsizəm
 
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noun

  • Severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons: acts of physical asceticism
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    • With regard to marriage Luther pursues the same idea: The marital relationship between a man and a woman is true chastity and of higher value than monastic asceticism.
    • The icon, in particular, is a practical form of art, dealing directly with questions of spiritual life such as holiness and asceticism.
    • In his time the religious energy and zeal were flowing away from the empirical world into the desert of otherworldliness, asceticism and renunciation.

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