Definitions for spartan

Definitions for (noun) spartan

Main entry: Spartan

Definition: a resident of Sparta

Definitions for (adj) spartan

Main entry: ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan

Definition: practicing great self-denial

Usage: Be systematically 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

Main entry: severe, spartan

Definition: unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

Usage: a parent severe to the pitch of hostility- H.G.Wells; a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien; a strict disciplinarian; a Spartan upbringing

Main entry: spartan

Definition: resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity

Usage: spartan courage

Main entry: Spartan

Definition: of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

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