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noun as in continence

noun as in self-denial


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Fasting falls under tapas or asceticism, which also varies by degree between the laity and monastics.

My Down Under over-the-top lifestyle compensated for my “real” life asceticism in the United States.

This makes you, at turns, desirous of luxury and monkish asceticism, as you strike a balance between the two.

Both shared an asceticism and intellectualism, encouraged by the Jesuits.

Hunger and penury had carved lines as easy to read in her face as the traces of asceticism and fear.

He renounces asceticism, and wanders to a spot more congenial to his changed views and condition.

As a grass blade if badly grasped cuts the arm, badly practised asceticism leads to hell.

Coming after a period of colour asceticism, Prudhon was the first to show a fine feeling for colour.

It is towards that men will strain themselves with the asceticism of saints.

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On this page you'll find 351 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to asceticism, such as: chastity, fasting, frugality, moderation, self-restraint, and abnegation.

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