1. renunciant

adjective. used especially of behavior.


  • strict
  • nonindulgent
  • self-denying
  • self-abnegating


  • gluttonous
  • undemanding
  • inexact
  • variable

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Sentences with renunciant

1. Noun, singular or mass
A typical Hindu renunciant will leave all traces of the household life behind; family, career and other material responsibilities, in exchange for a spiritual life of meditation as a wandering mendicant.

2. Adjective
By living the renunciant lifestyle, the ascetic seeks to conquer qualities such as lust, anger and greed in an effort to transcend samsara.