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ascetic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ascetic

(noun) someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
Synonyms : abstainer

(adj) pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
Synonyms : ascetical
Example Sentence
  • ascetic practices

(adj) practicing great self-denial
Synonyms : ascetical , austere , spartan
Example Sentence
  • Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it
  • a desert nomad's austere life
  • a spartan diet
  • a spartan existence

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ascetic

someone who leaves all AESTHETICs is an ascetic
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by upadhyad

sounds like acetic—remember acetic acid(vinegar)i.e., sour in taste, one who has made is life sour in taste, i.e., away from pleasures for religious purposes
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by nikhilparasher

Aastic(Opposite of Nastic) Is ascetic
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by krazykunzi

ASS+SEPTIC(infected)....a person who has got highly SEPTIC ASS will be a ASCETIC.......he cannot live a normal life....
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by nileshdive

ascetic ~ acidic; he is living ascetic life by drinking and eating only acidic things (not good in taste) and avoid anything have good taste.
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by editor1

A Serious Clergy Excludes the taking (TIC) of material comforts from his life, and practise rigid self-denial.
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by joeyessoe

ascetic means nastik in hindi... remember amithabh bacchan's film nastik.. where doesn believe in god
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by girishkeshav

abstemious or abstemious zealot.
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by swang012

Ascetic = Someone who lives ascetic life.
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by shaktipada

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