Asceticism — synonyms, definition

1. asceticism (Noun)

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ascesis austerity nonindulgence
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asceticism (Noun) — The doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state.

asceticism (Noun) — The trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures). ex. "a new budget of unaccustomed asceticism"

asceticism (Noun) — Rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint.

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doctrine ism philosophical system philosophy school of thought self-control self-denial self-discipline
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