Definition of “ascetic” - English Dictionary

“ascetic” in British English

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asceticadjective

uk /əˈset.ɪk/ us /əˈset̬.ɪk/

avoiding physical pleasures and living a simple life, often for religious reasons:

They live a very ascetic life.
ascetically
adverb uk /əˈset.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /əˈset̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
asceticism
noun [ U ] uk /əˈset.ɪ.sɪ.zəm/ us /əˈset̬.ə.sɪ.zəm/

asceticnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈset.ɪk/ us /əˈset̬.ɪk/

someone who lives an ascetic life, often for religious reasons:

He lived as an ascetic.

(Definition of “ascetic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ascetic” in American English

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asceticadjective

us /əˈset̬·ɪk/

(Definition of “ascetic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)