Ascetic
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Ascetic [uh-set-ik]

NOUN, ADJECTIVE

Noun

  • A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals.
  • A person who leads a simple life.

Adjective

  • Characterised by practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgences.
Example

"The monks live an ascetic life."

"Charanjeet has been following an ascetic diet."

Synonyms

Noun: Abstainer, Recluse, Hermit, Solitary

Antonyms

Easy, Undemeaning, Charitable, Accepting, Responsive, Acquiescent, Amenable, Flexible

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