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Overview of noun asceticism

The noun asceticism has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. asceticism

(the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state)

2. austerity, asceticism, nonindulgence

(the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures))

3. asceticism, ascesis

(rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint) © 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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