Synonyms for monkish

Grammar : Adj
Spell : muhng-kish
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌŋ kɪʃ

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Définition of monkish

Origin :
  • "pertaining to a monk," 1540s, from monk (n.) + -ish. Related: Monkishly; monkishness.
  • As in monastic : adj with communal life
  • As in clerical : adj concerning clergy
Example sentences :
  • At sight of John's monkish habit he started with surprise and faltered uneasily.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • I took off my hat, that they might see I wore no monkish tonsure, and drank.
  • Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Monkish tales to prey upon their superstition, we were taught.
  • Extract from : « The Lovely Lady » by Mary Austin
  • He needs no dungeon keeps and monkish cells to play about in—not he!
  • Extract from : « Humorous Ghost Stories » by Dorothy Scarborough
  • Now this is not the cold speculation of age, or monkish austerity.
  • Extract from : « The Young Man's Guide » by William A. Alcott
  • No other document presents so well as it the ideals of the monkish life.
  • Extract from : « A Source Book for Mediaeval History » by Oliver J. Thatcher
  • The monkish Satan has no dignity about him: in soul and body he is low and deformed.
  • Extract from : « Magic and Witchcraft » by Anonymous
  • Such is the opinion of a monkish chronicler who wrote in 1522.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume II (of 3) » by James Dennistoun
  • Fulbert could not prevail upon the monkish Robert to repress Godfrey by force.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Chartres » by Cecil Headlam
  • A breath of monkish asceticism is over every joy, subduing it.
  • Extract from : « The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) » by Richard Muther

Antonyms for monkish

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