a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.
(in the early Christian church) a monk; hermit.
relating to , the doctrine that one can reach a high spiritual state through the practice of extreme self-denial or self-mortification.
rigorously abstinent; austere:
an ascetic existence.
exceedingly strict or severe in religious exercises or self-mortification.
We received the blessing of the leader of the Giri branch of the Swami Order-a thin, ascetical monk with eyes of smiling fire.
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
Have we indeed outstripped the warrior and passed the ascetical saint?
A Chesterton Calendar G. K. Chesterton
That northern “custody of the senses” which is not an ascetical exercise, but an inner illumination thrown upon them.
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
The Orthodox idea of fasting is first of all that of an ascetical effort.
Great Lent: A School of Repentance Alexander Schmemann
a person who practises great self-denial and austerities and abstains from worldly comforts and pleasures, esp for religious reasons
(in the early Christian Church) a monk
rigidly abstinent or abstemious; austere
of or relating to ascetics or asceticism
intensely rigorous in religious austerities
1640s, from Greek asketikos “rigorously self-disciplined, laborious,” from asketes “monk, hermit,” earlier “one who practices an art or trade,” from askein “to exercise, train,” originally “to train for athletic competition, practice gymnastics, exercise.”
“one of the early Christians who retired to the desert to live solitary lives of meditation and prayer,” 1670s, from ascetic (adj.).
a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons. a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction. (in the early Christian church) a monk; […]
the manner of life, practices, or principles of an . the doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state by practicing self-denial, self-mortification, and the like. rigorous self-denial; extreme abstinence; austerity. Contemporary Examples Both shared an asceticism and intellectualism, encouraged by the Jesuits. Jerry Brown’s Castro Trouble A. L. Bardach October […]
noun asceticism; the condition or practice of self-denial Examples The Buddha tried ascetism for six years before looking for another path to enlightenment. Historical Examples There is no trace of ascetism in their strong, well-developed figures, and in their faces no suggestion of an unhealthy pietism. The Madonna in Art Estelle M. Hurll Their flesh-pots […]
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