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One who is devoted to the practice of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent abstinence
Of or relating to ascetics; characterized by rigorous self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure
given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion
{i} one who practices self-denial for spiritual discipline, abstainer, recluse, hermit
practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic
[uh-set' ik]; One who renounces material comforts as an act of religious devotion; often approaches fanaticism
the practice of self-denial as a way of religious life; from the Greek asketikos, meaning laborious
pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"
{s} abstinent, self-denying, celibate; austere, severe
{a} employed in devotion, strict, austere
Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe
{n} a retired and devout person, a hermit
\uh-SET-ik\, noun: One who renounces material comforts and practices extreme self-denial, especially as an act of religious devotion
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(Gr "one who practices [spiritual] exercises") Monks who have accepted a monastic life and intensively practice self discipline, meditation, and self-denial, motivated by love of God
An ascetic person has a way of life that is simple and strict, usually because of their religious beliefs. An ascetic is someone who is ascetic. living without any physical pleasures or comforts, especially for religious reasons (asketikos, from asketes , from askein )
practices self denial as spiritual discipline
practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic do something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things
pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices
something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
Of or relating to the Ascetics, or to the practice of rigorous self-discipline. Usually involving a withholding of most physical pleasures
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asceticism
The principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity
ascetical
ascetic: pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"
ascetical
ascetic: practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic do something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
ascetically
In an ascetic manner
ascetically
in an ascetic manner, austerely, abstinently
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in an ascetic manner; "she lived ascetically in a small house all by herself
asceticism
A term used to refer to the wide variety of forms of self-discipline used by Christians to deepen their knowledge of and commitment to God The terms derives from the Greek term askesis ("discipline")
asceticism
Asceticism is a simple, strict way of life with no luxuries or physical pleasures. Practice of the denial of physical or psychological desires in order to attain a spiritual ideal or goal. Most religions have some features of asceticism. The desire for ritual purity in order to come in contact with the divine, the need for atonement, and the wish to earn merit or gain access to supernatural powers all are reasons for ascetic practice. Christian hermits and monks, wandering Hindu ascetics, and Buddhist monks all reject worldly goods and practice various forms of self-denial, including celibacy, abstinence, and fasting. Members of the Digambara sect of Jainism practice an extreme form of asceticism that includes the rejection of wearing clothes. Though monasticism is rejected in the Qurn, ascetic movements such as zuhd have arisen in Islam. Zoroastrianism forbids fasting and mortification
asceticism
The practice of self discipline, especially the renunciation of certain bodily pleasures Asceticism usually involves an unscriptural elevation of the spiritual over the physical
asceticism
The belief that a conflict exists between one's body and spirit By renouncing the needs and desires of the body, one can attain a higher spirituality This is concept is found in many religions and faith groups, from Christianity to Native American spirituality
asceticism
rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint
asceticism
From the Greek for "exercise, practice, training," rigorous physical practices of abstention (e g , fasting, vegetarianism, celibacy), bodily afflictions (hair shirts, chains), or physical withdrawal from society (cave-dwellers, stylites [people who sit on pillars]), with the intent of ethical or spiritual purification Ascetic behavior represents a range of responses to social, political, and physical worlds often perceived as oppressive or unfriendly, or as stumbling blocks to (heroic) personal or communal goals, lifestyles and commitments The locus classicus for Christian asceticism is 1 Cor 7
asceticism
the general name given to the spiritual efforts and exercises at purification and growth in Christian perfection, and toward a closer following of Christ
asceticism
the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
asceticism
The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics
asceticism
The theory that the only means open to man for attaining complete quietude, contentment and happiness is to renounce all earthly concerns and worldly things in preparation for eternal bliss Only an ascetic may reproach liberalism for advancing the outward material welfare of men FC 4-5; HA 178-79
asceticism
the idea that self-denial and abstention from self-indulgence lead to higher religious, emotional, or intellectual states Ascetics often engage in disciplined behavior (such as contemplation and fasting) for spiritual, moral or intellectual benefits
asceticism
rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
asceticism
–– the ethical view that holiness or purity is achieved by mandatory abstinence from bodily comforts and material pleasures (e g , food, alcohol, sleep, sex, money)
asceticism
{i} abstinence and self-denial for the purpose of spiritual discipline
asceticism
Genus: Ethical System Differentia: Holds that true meaning and beauty can only be non-physical, and therefore one should refrain from all physical pleasures
asceticism
the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
ascetics
plural of ascetic
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