Spartan meaning

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Like or characteristic of the Spartans, who were famous for being warlike, brave, stoical, severe, frugal, and highly disciplined.
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Lacking in decoration and luxury.

After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.

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A person with Spartan traits.
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Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.

The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.

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A citizen of Sparta.
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A person born or living in Sparta.
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Not luxurious or ornate; plain; austere.

Spartan furnishings.

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One of Spartan character.
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Of or relating to Sparta or its people.
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Of ancient Sparta or its people or culture.
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Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.

I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.

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A citizen of Sparta.
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Of or relating to Sparta or its citizens.
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Alternative spelling of spartan.
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The definition of spartan refers to something related to Sparta in ancient Greece, or a situation that is plain and not luxurious.

A barren hotel room with no ornamentation is an example of a room that would be described as spartan.

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Origin of spartan

  • By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

    From Wiktionary