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Meaning of ASCETICISM

Pronunciation:  u'seti`sizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
 

ASCETICISM is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: austerity, nonindulgence
 
 See Also: monasticism, self-denial, self-discipline

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*cet"i*cism\, n.
The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, avoidance, banyan day, celibacy, chastity, cold purgatorial fires, continence, Day of Atonement, Encratism, eschewal, fast, fasting, fish day, flagellation, Friday, fruitarianism, gymnosophy, hair shirt, Lenten fare, lustration, maceration, mortification, nephalism, penance, penitence, penitential act, penitential exercise, plain living, purgation, purgatory, Pythagoreanism, Pythagorism, Rechabitism, refraining, refrainment, repentance, sackcloth and ashes, sexual abstinence, Shakerism, simple diet, spare diet, Spartan fare, Stoicism, teetotalism, the pledge, total abstinence, vegetarianism, Yom Kippur
 

 

 

 

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