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Overview of noun ascetic

The noun ascetic has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. abstainer, ascetic

(someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline)

Overview of adj ascetic

The adj ascetic has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. ascetic, ascetical

(pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices")

2. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan

(practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically 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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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