adjective Also as·cet·i·cal.
Origin of ascetic
Synonyms for ascetic
Antonyms for ascetic
Examples from the Web for ascetically
Historical Examples of ascetically
"I do not use tobacco nor alcohol in any form," repeated Hotchkiss ascetically.Openings in the Old Trail
His mouth was ascetically thin-lipped, but firm and clean cut.The Vintage
Edward Frederic Benson
And so those who are ascetically disposed, if not in their life, in their tastes, condemn Renoir as pretty and sentimental.
Irish monasticism was an ascetically ordered continuance of Irish society.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
Ascetically benevolent were his grey eyes; a pale and ghostly smile played on the curves of his thin lips.The Island Pharisees
adjective Also: as'cetical
Word Origin for ascetic
1640s, from Greek asketikos "rigorously self-disciplined, laborious," from asketes "monk, hermit," earlier "one who practices an art or trade," from askein "to exercise, train," originally "to train for athletic competition, practice gymnastics, exercise."
"one of the early Christians who retired to the desert to live solitary lives of meditation and prayer," 1670s, from ascetic (adj.).