Definition of monkish:
- "History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Hohenzollerns In Brandenburg--1412-1718", Thomas Carlyle.
The perfidious prince, desirous of re- establishing his character in the world, and perhaps of appeasing the remorses of his own conscience, paid great court to the clergy, and practised all the monkish devotion so much esteemed in that ignorant and superstitious age.- "The History of England, Volume I", David Hume.
I felt that a strong case against Christianity lay in the charge that there is something timid, monkish, and unmanly about all that is called " Christian," especially in its attitude towards resistance and fighting.- "Orthodoxy", G. K. Chesterton.