ascetic ascetic  /ə ˈsɛ tɪk/


  1. (n) someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
  2. (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
  3. (adj) practicing great self-denial


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  1. Though the leader led the life of an ascetic, he allowed corruption to flourish right under his nose.
  2. After the death of his wife, he lead the life of an ascetic.
  3. A monk decided that living life as an ascetic was not for him; so he left the temple.


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    on June 14, 2013     Source: Portland Tribune

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