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Pronunciation /əˈsɛtɪk/
Characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
A person who follows an ascetic life.

Mid 17th century from medieval Latin asceticus or Greek askētikos, from askētēs ‘monk’, from askein ‘to exercise’.


Bob totally knew that he was not destined to seek out an ascetic life.

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