Synonyms for ascetic

Synonyms for (noun) ascetic

Synonyms: abstainer, ascetic

Definition: someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

Similar words: religious person

Definition: a person who manifests devotion to a deity

Synonyms for (adj) ascetic

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: abstemious

Definition: sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

Usage: the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious- John Galsworthy

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