adjective Also as·cet·i·cal.
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Example sentences from the Web for ascetic
The artist here is as severely ascetical and monastic in spirit as the unknown master of the Triumph of Death.The Story of Siena and San Gimignano|Edmund G. Gardner
This contact strengthened Father's naturally ascetical temperament.
We received the blessing of the leader of the Giri branch of the Swami Order-a thin, ascetical monk with eyes of smiling fire.
Have we indeed outstripped the warrior and passed the ascetical saint?A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
The Orthodox idea of fasting is first of all that of an ascetical effort.Great Lent: A School of Repentance|Alexander Schmemann