noun[mass noun] rare
The state of living as a religious recluse: as he longed for anchorism he went to Scetis, following a Cherub
More example sentences
- He lived very frugally in a small thatched cottage at Ickford in the greatest obscurity and anchorism.
- They introduce no monachism or anchorism; they eat and drink and are apparelled like other men, and use those recreations that other men do.
- There are few men for whom pure anchorism is safe.