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Overview of noun spartan

The noun spartan has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Spartan

(a resident of Sparta)


Overview of adj spartan

The adj spartan has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Spartan

(of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people)

2. spartan

(resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage")

3. severe, spartan

(unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing")

4. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan

(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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