Monastic meaning

mə-năstĭk
Resembling life in a monastery in style, structure, or manner, especially:
  • Secluded and contemplative.
  • Strictly disciplined or regimented.
  • Self-abnegating; austere.
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Of or characteristic of monks or nuns or their way of life; ascetic, austere, etc.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a monastery. Used often of monks and nuns.
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A monk.
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Of or characteristic of a monastery.
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One living a monastic life.
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Of or relating to monasteries or monks.
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A person with monastic ways; a monk.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of monastic - monastical

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
monastic
Plural:
monastics

Origin of monastic

  • Middle English monastik from Old French monastique from Late Latin monasticus from Late Greek monastikos from Greek monazein to live alone monastery

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition