(noun, adjective)


1. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline

- ascetic practices

Similar word(s): ascetical

2. practicing great self-denial

- Be systematically for no other reason than that you would rather not do it

Similar word(s): abstemious, ascetical, austere, spartan


1. someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

Similar word(s): abstainer

Definition categories: person