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Correct spelling:
One who practises rigid self- denial.
Rigorously self- denying.
stingy (adjective)
frugal, thrifty, miserly, mean, stingy, meager, parsimonious, penny-pinching, petty, narrow-fisted, tight, closefisted, hard-fisted, austere, cheeseparing, abstemious, Spartan.
celibate (adjective)
unplowed, alone, abstinent, monkish, celibate, unwed, monastic, pure, solitary, virginal, unmarried, asexual, spinsterish, maiden, bachelor, single, abstemious, lone, intact, virgin, old maid, chaste.
temperate (adjective)
sober, frugal, prudent, sober-minded, abstinent, temperate, self-denying, conservative, self-depriving, restrained, moderate, austere, abnegating.
celibate (noun)
spinster, maiden, bachelor, monk, celibate, virgin, hermit, old maid.
severe (adjective)
stark, authoritarian, cutting, exacting, imperial, acrimonious, raw, acerbic, frosty, meticulous, disciplined, piquant, dry, unbending, curt, dour, intense, astringent, abrupt, correct, intolerant, brisk, prudish, rigid, acute, fundamental, grim, relentless, short, stiff-necked, brusque, obdurate, oppressive, precise, Draconian, cool, stern, harsh, lean, hidebound, severe, inflexible, basic, sharp, uncompromising, crisp, keen, Spartan, critical, obstinate, censorious, gruff, caustic, spare, rigorous, blunt, puritanical, demanding, strait-laced, icy, strict, stringent, tart, bleak, austere, chilly.
ascetic (adjective)
stoic, Trappist, dry, monastic, teetotaling, Spartan, stark, penitential, hermit-like, miserly, severe, lenten, parsimonious, abstinent, abstemious, celibate, austere, Franciscan, repentant.
Other synonyms:
abstemious, ascetical, austere, Spartan, abstainer.
Examples of usage:
  1. From Old Forge to to North Creek men knew his ways and felt the beating of the great heart of him behind the stern, ascetic set of his countenance. Ausable - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The ascetic attempts to regulate by rule and measure everything he eats and drinks, and to get along with just as little as possible, and so he misses the good cheer and hearty enjoyment which should be the best part of every meal. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. But that did not satisfy the ascetic James, who retired to his corner grumbling. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.

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