adjective Also as·cet·i·cal.
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Have we indeed outstripped the warrior and passed the ascetical saint?A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
We received the blessing of the leader of the Giri branch of the Swami Order-a thin, ascetical monk with eyes of smiling fire.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
That northern "custody of the senses" which is not an ascetical exercise, but an inner illumination thrown upon them.Rome|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
The Orthodox idea of fasting is first of all that of an ascetical effort.Great Lent: A School of Repentance|Alexander Schmemann