Associations to the word «Ascetic»


ASCETIC, adjective. Of or relating to ascetics; characterized by rigorous self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure.
ASCETIC, noun. One who is devoted to the practice of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent abstinence.

Dictionary definition

ASCETIC, noun. Someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline.
ASCETIC, adjective. Pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices".
ASCETIC, adjective. Practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy