Ascetic [uh-set-ik ]
Origin of the word Ascetic
The word ascetic is supposed to have originated from the greek word askētikós
The word of the day is ‘ascetic’
This word is an adjective and a noun, i.e., it adds more information about the noun or could be the main subject of the sentence.
The word is an adjective and a noun. Therefore, it does not have a past form.
1. A person who gives up his materialistic life to live like a saint (Noun)
2. The habit of living a saintly life
3. Renouncing all indulgences and living the life of a saint
4. Living like a saint for religious reasons
1. It can only be a man who works such a miracle in an ascetic of nineteen years.
2. When abstinence is the only choice, an ascetic frame of mind comes easy.
3. His philosophy had made him neither an ascetic nor an anchorite.
4. Saint and sinner, ascetic and worldling, united in its practice.
5. Such are the advantages of the ascetic life, and of such ascetics the Kingdom of Heaven
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
austere, self-denying, abstinent, abstemious, non-indulgent, self-disciplined, frugal, simple, rigorous, strict, severe, hair-shirt, spartan, monastic, monkish, monklike, nunlike, reclusive, solitary, cloistered, eremitic, anchoritic, hermitic, celibate, continent, chaste, puritanical, self-abnegating, other-worldly, mortified, etc.
An example of the word of the day is sybaritic.
Asceticism doesn’t lie in ascetic robes or in walking staff nor in the ashes. Asceticism doesn’t lie in the earring nor in the shaven head nor blowing a conch. Asceticism lies in remaining pure amidst impurities.Guru Nanak
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