Synonyms of spartan


1. Spartan, Greek, Hellene

usage: a resident of Sparta


1. Spartan

usage: of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

2. spartan, resolute (vs. irresolute)

usage: resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage"

3. severe, spartan, nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict

usage: unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"

4. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan, abstemious (vs. gluttonous)

usage: practicing great self-denial; "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"

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