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Definition of Ascetic


  1. Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe.
  2. 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.
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Ascetic Translations

ascetic in German is asketisch
ascetic in Swedish is asket