Austerity, mortification, excessive abstinence, over-renunciation, renunciation.
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Asceticism — • The word asceticism comes from the Greek askesis which means practice, bodily exercise, and more especially, atheletic training Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Asceticism Asceticism … Catholic encyclopedia
ASCETICISM — ASCETICISM. Rigorous abstention from any form of self indulgence which is based on the belief that renunciation of the desires of the flesh and self mortification can bring man to a high spiritual state. Asceticism never occupied an important… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Asceticism — As*cet i*cism, n. The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
asceticism — index continence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
asceticism — (n.) 1640s, from ASCETIC (Cf. ascetic) (adj.) + ISM (Cf. ism). Sometimes also ascetism (c.1850) … Etymology dictionary
asceticism — mysticism (see under ASCETIC n) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
asceticism — [ə set′ə siz΄əm] n. 1. the practices or way of life of an ascetic 2. the religious doctrine that one can reach a higher spiritual state by rigorous self discipline and self denial … English World dictionary
Asceticism — Not to be confused with Aestheticism. Ascetic redirects here. It is not to be confused with Acetic. Asceticism (from the Greek: ἄσκησις, áskēsis, exercise or training ) describes a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various sorts of… … Wikipedia
asceticism — /euh set euh siz euhm/, n. 1. the manner of life, practices, or principles of an ascetic. 2. the doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state by practicing self denial, self mortification, and the like. 3. rigorous self… … Universalium
Asceticism — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Asceticism >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 asceticism asceticism puritanism sabbatarianism Sgm: N 1 cynicism| cynicism| =>! austerity Sgm: N 1 total abstinence total abstinence Sgm: N 1 nephalism nephalism … English dictionary for students
asceticism — n. to practice asceticism * * * [ə setɪsɪz(ə)m] to practice asceticism … Combinatory dictionary