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Meaning of SPARTAN

Pronunciation:  'spârtn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a resident of Sparta
  2. [adj]  practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
  3. [adj]  unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"
  4. [adj]  resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage"
  5. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

SPARTAN is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abstemious, ascetic, ascetical, austere, nonindulgent, resolute, severe, strict
 See Also: Greek, Hellene, Sparta



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Spar"tan\, a. [L. Spartanus.]
Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta;
hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.
-- n. A native or inhabitant of Sparta; figuratively, a
person of great courage and fortitude.