Related formsnon·as·cet·i·cism, noun
Examples from the Web for asceticism
Both shared an asceticism and intellectualism, encouraged by the Jesuits.
And when those two brothers had arrived there, they began a course of fasting and asceticism to propitiate her.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
Three principal forms of asceticism have existed in 326 this weak world.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)|John Ruskin
From the seventh to the twelfth century, the tendency to asceticism was rampant.
British Dictionary definitions for asceticism
Culture definitions for asceticism
An austere, simple way of life in which persons renounce material pleasures and devote their energy to moral or religious purpose.