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ascetic

adjective     /əˈset.ɪk/ US  /-ˈset̬-/
avoiding physical pleasures and living a simple life, often for religious reasons: They live a very ascetic life.Religious beliefs and atheistic beliefs ascetically     /-ɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Religious beliefs and atheistic beliefs asceticism     /əˈset.ɪ.sɪ.zəm/ US  /-ˈset̬-/ noun [U] Religious beliefs and atheistic beliefs
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