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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Practicing abstinence and devotion; usually a spiritual practice.

Usage examples (34)
  • Brother Sebastian lived an ascetic existence.
  • Be systematically for no other reason than that you would rather not do it
  • ascetic practices
  • And yet there was a certain ascetic lengthening of the lines of his face. for more
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  • Vinegar like substances are considered to be "acetic." An "ascetic" is one who lives with self-denial for spiritual or religious purposes.
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