monkish monkish

Definition(s):

  • (adj) befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial

Usage(s):

  1. Never mind: It is time in the desert of obscurity, sackcloth, mere tourist raiment, monkish hirsutism.
  2. Catholics hold that Hitler's campaign against monkish immorality is merely a lever to topple the entire German Catholic Church into a sewer of disrepute.
  3. Even though no one knows the root language behind the script, he reckons greater cooperation and a monkish devotion to the task can slowly unravel more secrets.

News

  1. JFK conspiracy theories sent America in a poisonous direction

    That afternoon in 1963, I was in the cellar of a Catholic seminary, a crenellated Gothic building in Washington, D.C. I was seated in the ad-hoc barber’s chair, while an untrained yet officially designated classmate was hacking at my hair, a normal part of the monkish life. Suddenly, one of our fellow seminarians stormed through...
    on November 17, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

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    That afternoon in 1963, I was in the cellar of a Catholic seminary, a crenellated Gothic building in Washington, D.C. I was seated in the ad-hoc barber’s chair, while an untrained yet officially designated classmate was hacking at my hair, a normal part of the monkish life. Suddenly, one of our fellow seminarians stormed through the doorway...
    on November 17, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

Quotes

  1. Thomas Jefferson called on people to "burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves."
    on Jan 4, 2007 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Printing meant that what Leo X called "a little monkish squabble" in Wittenberg in 1517 turn into the number one story on Google.
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: Pope Leo X Source: La Stampa

  3. Booth says now: "In many ways, we were a very strange band, austere and monkish, with a great belief in our music but none whatsoever in the industry. If offers came along, we turned them down summarily: front covers, photo shoots, anything that...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Tim Booth Source: Independent

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