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Synonyms for ascetic


1. abstainer, ascetic, religionist, religious person
usage: practices self denial as spiritual discipline


1. ascetic, ascetical
usage: pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"
2. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan, abstemious (vs. gluttonous)
usage: practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
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