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.
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 ascetic...do...something 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".
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.