Of, relating to, or characteristic of a monastery. Used often of monks and nuns.
Resembling life in a monastery in style, structure, or manner, especially:
- Secluded and contemplative.
- Strictly disciplined or regimented.
- Self-abnegating; austere.
Of or characteristic of a monastery.
Of or characteristic of monks or nuns or their way of life; ascetic, austere, etc.
One living a monastic life.
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