Synonyms of ascetic
recluseDictionary • He left the luxuries of court for a life as an ascetic.
recluse • His widow became a virtual recluse for the remainder of her life.
hermit • He lived like a hermit despite his fortune in shares and property.
self-denyingDictionary • priests practising an ascetic life
severe • wearing her felt hats and severe grey suits
harsh • Hundreds of political detainees were held under harsh conditions.
stern • He said stern measures would be taken against the killers.
rigorous • rigorous military training
austere • The life of the troops was comparatively austere.
Spartan • Their spartan lifestyle prohibits a fridge or a phone.
puritanical • He has a puritanical attitude towards sex.
abstemious • They want to live a quiet, abstemious life.
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Spartanof or relating to Sparta or its citizens
• Their spartan lifestyle prohibits a fridge or a phone.
abstemiousSomeone who is abstemious avoids doing too much of something enjoyable such as eating or drinking.
• They want to live a quiet, abstemious life.
anchoritea person who lives in seclusion, esp a religious recluse; hermit
Thesaurus for ascetic from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person who practises great self-denial and austerities and abstains from worldly comforts and pleasures, esp for religious reasons