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ascetic
Definition:
One unduly rigid or austere; one who retires from the world.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
austere, spartan, ascetical, ascetic.
ascetic
franciscan, spartan, monastic, repentant, severe, lenten, abstinent, abstemious, austere, dry, miserly, stark, teetotaling, trappist, stoic, celibate, hermit-like, penitential, parsimonious.
celibate
chaste, intact, maiden, unwed, old maid, pure, monkish, bachelor, monastic, virgin, virginal, unplowed, celibate, lone, abstemious, abstinent, asexual, alone, spinsterish, single, solitary, unmarried.
continent
abstentious.
gluttonous
greedy.
pert
ascetical, ascetic.
self
endogenous, autogenous, narcistic, Automatous, autonomic.
self-denying
spartan, austere, abstemious, abstinent, puritanical, disciplined, Abstaining, strict.
severe
precise, fundamental, exacting, intense, cool, sharp, abrupt, tart, piquant, prudish, correct, relentless, astringent, austere, authoritarian, bleak, brusque, caustic, basic, gruff, spare, strict, short, obstinate, imperial, icy, curt, acrimonious, grim, intolerant, spartan, meticulous, obdurate, severe, rigorous, acerbic, cutting, strait-laced, dour, stern, stringent, frosty, blunt, disciplined, uncompromising, censorious, hidebound, puritanical, critical, lean, brisk, rigid, chilly, draconian, acute, keen, effortful, raw, demanding, unbending, stark, oppressive, dry, harsh, stiff-necked, crisp, inflexible.
sober
not drunk, nonindulgent, cold sober, took the pledge, Clear-headed.
stingy
abstemious, thrifty, closefisted, penny-pinching, tight, Hard-fisted, parsimonious, cheeseparing, mean, miserly, narrow-fisted, frugal, austere, spartan, petty, stingy, meager.
temperate
moderate, prudent, abstinent, temperate, Sober-minded, frugal, Abnegating, sober, self-depriving, self-denying, conservative, restrained, austere.
noun
abstainer
one who is on the wagon, teetotalist, non-drinker, prohibitionists, DRYS, nondrinkers, temperance advocate, prohibitionist, water-drinker, nondrinker.
ascetic
austere, abstemious, abstainer, spartan, ascetical.
austere
plain, modest, study atsevere.
celibate
monk, hermit, spinster.
recluse
troglodytes, troglodyte.
sobriety
abstemiousness.
teetotaler
abstainer.
Examples of usage:
  1. Behind lay the priory of St. Mary Overy, where Gower was now lodging among the friendly and not too ascetic monks, and where he still lies carved in stone, with his three great books for a pillow to his head. – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  2. In the morning she came and saluted the ascetic and asked his blessing, saying she must leave him. – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. The isolation from influences beyond his community and the constant struggle with nature tended to make the Geg an ascetic. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  4. The ascetic look that she had noticed long ago came over it like a mask. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell

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