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Definition of ascetic:

  1. Extremely rigid in self- denial and devotions; austere; severe.
  2. In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self- denial, and self- mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self- denial in religious things.

Synonyms:

ascetical, nondrinker, modest, austere, Spartan, plain, abstainer, abstemious, study atsevere.

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