ascetical

adjective
1. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
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ascetic practices

Syn: ↑ascetic
Pertains to noun: ↑ascetic, ↑ascetic (for: ↑ascetic)
Derivationally related forms: ↑ascetic, ↑ascetic (for: ↑ascetic)
2. practicing great self-denial
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"Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James

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a desert nomad's austere life

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a spartan diet

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a spartan existence

Syn: ↑ascetic, ↑austere, ↑spartan
Similar to: ↑abstemious
Derivationally related forms: ↑austerity (for: ↑austere), ↑ascetic, ↑ascetic (for: ↑ascetic)

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  • ascetical theology — noun : the branch of Roman Catholic theology that deals with the practice of virtue and the means of attaining holiness and perfection …   Useful english dictionary

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