noun see Spartan I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spartanism — See Spartan. * * * …   Universalium

  • Spartanism — n. great courage; great self discipline …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spartanism — spar·tan·ism …   English syllables

  • spartanism — ˈspärtənˌizəm, pȧt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : the moral quality or traits ascribed to the ancient Spartans : austerity in mode of living or in self discipline : indomitableness or endurance especially under great stress; also :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spartan — Spartanism, n. Spartanly, Spartanically, adv. /spahr tn/, adj. 1. Also, Spartanic /spahr tan ik/. 2. of or pertaining to Sparta or its people. 3. suggestive of the ancient Spartans; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere. 4 …   Universalium

  • Spartan — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Spartanly — See Spartanism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Isocrates — /uy sok reuh teez /, n. 436 338 B.C., Athenian orator. * * * born 436, Athens died 338 BC, Athens Athenian author, rhetorician, and teacher. His school, unlike Plato s more philosophical Academy, provided an education for the practical needs of… …   Universalium

  • astringency — Synonyms and related words: Spartanism, abbreviation, acerbity, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, asperity, astriction, astringence, austerity, authoritarianism, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitterness, bottleneck,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • austerity — Synonyms and related words: Albigensianism, Catharism, Franciscanism, Lenten fare, Sabbatarianism, Spartan simplicity, Spartanism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, abstinence, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, astringency, austerity… …   Moby Thesaurus

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