Word Meaning

Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Synonyms:

Austere   Self-denying   Abstinent   Abstemious   Non-indulgent  

Antonyms:

Sybaritic   Sybarite  

Sentences

  • Sufism emphasises the more mystical and ascetic aspects of the religion.

  • Bernard's over-rigorous pursuit of ascetic discipline adversely affected his health.

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