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1. asceticism

noun. rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint.

Synonyms

  • self-discipline
  • ascesis
  • self-denial

Antonyms

  • multiculturalism
  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism

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2. asceticism

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

Synonyms

  • nonindulgence
  • self-denial
  • monasticism
  • austerity

Antonyms

  • imitation
  • monism
  • internationalism
  • irresoluteness

3. asceticism

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

Synonyms

  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Sentences with asceticism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Buddha became enlightened when he adopted the middle path between a life of riches and comfort and one of and severe asceticism and denial.

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