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  Definition of asceticism
  1. rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
  2. the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
  3. the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
Similar Words: ascesis, austerity, nonindulgence

 

Hyponyms: monasticism

 

Anagrams: stemmatics, metastatic

 

 
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