[ muh-nas-tik ]
/ məˈnæs tɪk /
adjective Also mo·nas·ti·cal.
of or relating to monasteries: a monastic library.
of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations: monastic vows.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a secluded, dedicated, or austere manner of living.
a member of a monastic community or order, especially a monk.
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Origin of monastic
OTHER WORDS FROM monastic
mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·mo·nas·tic, adjectivenon·mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·mo·nas·tic, adjective
pseu·do·mo·nas·ti·cal, adjectivepseu·do·mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·mo·nas·tic, adjectiveun·mo·nas·tic, adjectiveun·mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby monastic
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British Dictionary definitions for non-monastic
/ (məˈnæstɪk) /
of or relating to monasteries or monks, nuns, etc
resembling this sort of life; reclusive
a person who is committed to this way of life, esp a monk
Derived forms of monasticmonastically, adverb
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