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Synonyms of asceticism

Noun


1. asceticism, doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism

usage: the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state

2. austerity, asceticism, nonindulgence, self-discipline, self-denial

usage: the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

3. asceticism, ascesis, self-denial, self-discipline, self-control

usage: rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

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