Synonyms for ascetic

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-set-ik
Phonetic Transcription : əˈsɛt ɪk

Définition of ascetic

Origin :
  • 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."
  • adj self-denying
Example sentences :
  • Saint and sinner, ascetic and worldling, united in its practice.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Such are the advantages of the ascetic life, and of such ascetics the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • No ascetic monk, no curled cavalier, looks down from the pedestal.
  • Extract from : « Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia » by Various
  • Here was the pale face of the ascetic, and there the guileless eyes of the saint.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • But the ascetic on the cross is a God for the sick and aged.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • It can only be a man who works such a miracle in an ascetic of nineteen years.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • When abstinence is the only choice, an ascetic frame of mind comes easy.
  • Extract from : « My Reminiscences » by Rabindranath Tagore
  • His philosophy had   made him neither an ascetic nor an anchorite.
  • Extract from : « Mary Wollstonecraft » by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Paphnutius passed his life in teaching his disciples, and in ascetic practices.
  • Extract from : « Thais » by Anatole France
  • Such were the thoughts of the philosopher and the ascetic as they gazed on Thais.
  • Extract from : « Thais » by Anatole France

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