monkish
nonindulgent onindulgent adj. 1. not indulgent. [Narrower terms: {austere, forbidding, stern ; {blue(prenominal), puritan, puritanical ; {corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal ; {monkish ; {renunciant, renunciative, self-abnegating, self-denying ; {self-disciplined ; {spartan, strict ] Also See {abstemious}. Antonym: {indulgent}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. unpermissive. Opposite of {permissive}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Monkish — Monk ish, a. Like a monk, or pertaining to monks; monastic; as, monkish manners; monkish dress; monkish solitude. {Monk ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkish — (adj.) pertaining to a monk, 1540s, from MONK (Cf. monk) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Monkishly; monkishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • monkish — [muŋ′kish] adj. of or typical of a monk: a hostile term monkishly adv …   English World dictionary

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  • monkish — monkishly, adv. monkishness, n. /mung kish/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a monk: a monkish manner. [1540 50; MONK + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • monkish — monk•ish [[t]ˈmʌŋ kɪʃ[/t]] adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling a monk: monkish piety[/ex] • Etymology: 1540–50 monk′ish•ly, adv. monk′ish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • monkish — monk ► NOUN ▪ a man belonging to a religious community typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. DERIVATIVES monkish adjective. ORIGIN from Greek monakhos solitary …   English terms dictionary

  • monkish — adjective Date: 1546 1. of, relating to, or resembling a monk; also resembling that of a monk 2. inclined to disciplinary self denial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monkish — adjective a) Pertaining to, or resembling a monk or monasticism. b) Tending to self denial; ascetic …   Wiktionary

  • monkish — monk·ish || mʌŋkɪʃ adj. of or like a monk, of a monastery (derogatory) …   English contemporary dictionary

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