I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta 2. a person of great courage and self-discipline • Spartanism noun II. adjective Date: 1561 1. of or relating to Sparta in ancient Greece 2. a. often not capitalized marked by strict self-discipline or self-denial <
a Spartan athlete
b. often not capitalized marked by simplicity, frugality, or avoidance of luxury and comfort <
a Spartan room
c. laconic d. undaunted by pain or danger • Spartanly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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