ascetic

  • 1 ascetic — adj austere, *severe, stern Analogous words: disciplined, trained, schooled (see TEACH): self denying, self abnegating (see corresponding nouns at RENUNCIATION): abstaining or abstinent, forbearing (see corresponding verbs at REFRAIN): abstemious …

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  • 2 ascetic — ASCÉTIC, Ă, ascetici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. Care aparţine ascetului, ascetismului sau ascezei, privitor la ascet, ascetism sau asceză. 2. s.f. Ramură a teologiei care se ocupă cu viaţa şi operele unor asceţi creştini. – Din fr. ascétique. Trimis …

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  • 3 Ascetic — As*cet ica. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to exercise, to practice gymnastics.] Extremely rigid in self denial and devotions; austere; severe. [1913 Webster] The stern ascetic rigor of the Temple discipline. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Ascetic — As*cet ic, n. In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self denial, and self mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self denial… …

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  • 5 ascetic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ strictly self disciplined and avoiding any sensory pleasures or luxuries. ► NOUN ▪ an ascetic person. DERIVATIVES ascetically adverb asceticism noun. ORIGIN from Greek ask t s monk , from askein …

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  • 6 ascetic — index dispassionate, harsh, stoical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 ascetic — [adj] self denying abstaining, abstemious, abstinent, austere, disciplined, puritanical, Spartan, strict; concept 401 …

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  • 8 ascetic — [ə set′ik] adj. [Gr(Ec) askētikos, austere < Gr, laborious, exercised < askein, to exercise, train (for athletic competition)] of or characteristic of ascetics or asceticism; self denying; austere: also ascetical n. [< Gr askētēs, monk,… …

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  • 9 ascetic — [[t]əse̱tɪk[/t]] ascetics ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An ascetic person has a way of life that is simple and strict, usually because of their religious beliefs. She has never been close to her ascetic, workaholic father. ...priests practising an… …

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  • 10 ascetic — {{11}}ascetic (adj.) 1640s, from Gk. asketikos rigorously self disciplined, laborious, from asketes monk, hermit, earlier one who practices an art or trade, from askein to exercise, train, originally to train for athletic competition, practice… …

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  • 11 ascetic — as|cet|ic [əˈsetık] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Greek; Origin: asketikos, from asketes person who exercises, hermit , from askein to work, exercise ] living without any physical pleasures or comforts, especially for religious reasons ▪ an ascetic… …

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  • 12 ascetic — adjective living without any physical pleasures or comforts, especially for religious reasons: the ascetic life of Buddhist monks ascetic noun (C) ascetically adverb asceticism noun (U) …

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  • 13 ascetic — 1. adjective an ascetic life Syn: austere, self denying, abstinent, abstemious, self disciplined, self abnegating; simple, puritanical, monastic; reclusive, eremitic, hermitic; celibate, chaste See note at severe …

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  • 14 ascetic — I UK [əˈsetɪk] / US adjective living a very simple life, especially for religious reasons II UK [əˈsetɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms ascetic : singular ascetic plural ascetics someone who lives a very simple life, especially for religious… …

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  • 15 ascetic — also ascetical adjective Etymology: Greek askētikos, literally, laborious, from askētēs one that exercises, hermit, from askein to work, exercise Date: 1646 1. practicing strict self denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual …

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  • 16 ascetic — ascetically, adv. /euh set ik/, n. 1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self denial or self mortification for religious reasons. 2. a person who leads an austerely simple life, esp.… …

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  • 17 ascetic — as|cet|ic1 [ ə setık ] adjective living a very simple life, especially for religious reasons ascetic as|cet|ic 2 [ ə setık ] noun count someone who lives a very simple life, especially for religious reasons ╾ as|cet|i|cism [ ə setı,sızəm ] noun… …

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  • 18 ascetic — [ə sɛtɪk] adjective characterized by the practice of severe self discipline. noun an ascetic person. Derivatives ascetically adverb asceticism noun Origin C17: from med. L. asceticus or Gk askētikos, from askētēs monk , from askein to exercise …

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  • 19 ascetic — asketas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Labai santūrus, atsisakantis gyvenimo malonumų žmogus. kilmė gr. askēthēs – išmankštintas, įgudęs atitikmenys: angl. ascetic vok. Asket, m rus. аскет …

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  • 20 ascetic — 1. adjective /əˈsɛtɪk/ Of or relating to ascetics; characterized by rigorous self denial or self discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure. 2 …

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