Asceticism Definition

ə-sĕtĭ-sĭzəm
noun
The practices or way of life of an ascetic.
Webster's New World
The doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul from bondage to the body and permits union with the divine.
American Heritage
The religious doctrine that one can reach a higher spiritual state by rigorous self-discipline and self-denial.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
nonindulgenceausterityascesis

Other Word Forms of Asceticism

Noun

Singular:
asceticism
Plural:
asceticisms

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