renunciate

/ (rɪˈnʌnsɪɪt) /

noun

Hinduism another word for sannyasi
Christianity any religious devotee who renounces earthly pleasures and lives as an ascetic

Nearby words

  1. rentes,
  2. rentier,
  3. renton,
  4. renumber,
  5. renumerate,
  6. renunciation,
  7. renunciatory,
  8. renversé,
  9. renvoi,
  10. renwick

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Examples from the Web for renunciate

  • Opening the door, I saw a young man in the scanty garb of a renunciate.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • He explained his deep longing to follow the path of a renunciate.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Their faces beamed with the renunciate's peace as they walked about or held philosophical discussions with disciples.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda