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.
Both shared an asceticism and intellectualism, encouraged by the Jesuits.
Jerry Brown’s Castro Trouble A. L. Bardach October 4, 2010
Indeed, I believe some asceticism of soul to be a condition of all really great poetry.
Adventures in Criticism Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
asceticism has no place in this religion; everything in it is bright and sensible.
History of Religion Allan Menzies
He was even pious at times, and like all debauchees had periods of asceticism.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard
It is towards that men will strain themselves with the asceticism of saints.
The Napoleon of Notting Hill Gilbert K. Chesterton
It cannot elevate and change us without mortifying our lower nature:—here is the principle of asceticism.
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine John Henry Cardinal Newman
Our family was warlike and given to mysticism and asceticism.
Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
All this time religion was in abeyance, and only a weak echo of piety and asceticism remained.
The Son of a Servant August Strindberg
asceticism does not aim at a harmonious development and never could produce it.
Folkways William Graham Sumner
Not asceticism, but enjoyment develops best the faculties of man.
Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
the behaviour, discipline, or outlook of an ascetic, esp of a religious ascetic
the principles of ascetic practices, esp in the early Christian Church
the theory and system of ascetic practices
1640s, from ascetic (adj.) + -ism. Sometimes also ascetism (c.1850).
An austere, simple way of life in which persons renounce material pleasures and devote their energy to moral or religious purpose.
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 […]
Sholom [shaw-luh m] /ˈʃɔ ləm/ (Show IPA), or Sholem [shaw-luh m,, -lem] /ˈʃɔ ləm,, -lɛm/ (Show IPA), 1880–1957, U.S. author, born in Poland. Contemporary Examples Attempts to reach lawyers for Asch and Meltz were unsuccessful on Thursday. The Cannibal Cop’s Social Network: Are More Plotting Attacks on Women? David Freedlander April 18, 2013 Van Ronk […]
noun a city in Germany, on the River Main in Bavaria: seat of the Imperial Diet (1447); ceded to Bavaria in 1814. Pop: 68 607 (2003 est) Historical Examples We could see the trains which ran on the main line from Hanau to aschaffenburg. Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung Tell him he is […]
Roger, 1515–68, English scholar and writer: tutor of Queen Elizabeth I. Historical Examples Ascham often refers to his illustrious pupil in claiming merit for his system. History of Education Levi Seeley Lady Jane, however, had been left at home, and Ascham went in to see her. Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott Ascham had died in 1568; […]