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synonyms for asceticism

  • chastity
  • fasting
  • frugality
  • moderation
  • self-restraint
  • abnegation
  • abstemiousness
  • avoidance
  • continence
  • forbearance
  • renunciation
  • self-control
  • self-denial
  • soberness
  • sobriety
  • teetotalism
  • temperance
  • abstaining
  • cherry
  • refraining
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antonyms for asceticism

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  • drunkenness
  • excess
  • indulgence
  • intemperance
  • intoxication
  • revelry
  • self-indulgence
  • excess
  • indulgence
  • intemperance
  • wildness
  • agnosticism
  • atheism
  • sin
  • wickedness
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      How to use asceticism in a sentence

      Fasting falls under tapas or asceticism, which also varies by degree between the laity and monastics.
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      Hunger and penury had carved lines as easy to read in her face as the traces of asceticism and fear.
      AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERRORHONORE DE BALZAC
      He renounces asceticism, and wanders to a spot more congenial to his changed views and condition.
      BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
      As a grass blade if badly grasped cuts the arm, badly practised asceticism leads to hell.
      ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
      Coming after a period of colour asceticism, Prudhon was the first to show a fine feeling for colour.
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      It is towards that men will strain themselves with the asceticism of saints.
      THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
      (Literary Remains, p. 25, where there are some striking stories in condemnation of asceticism).
      SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
      Accompanying this asceticism we find an extraordinary revival of the grossest superstition.
      INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGYROBERT E. PARK
      But they practised an excessive asceticism and were apt to abandon their work in order to live as hermits.
      ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 4VARIOUS
      We mean rather a more stringent abstemiousness, which may be called separation from the world, or asceticism.
      A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
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      WORDS RELATED TO ASCETICISM

      • abnegation
      • abstaining
      • abstemiousness
      • asceticism
      • avoidance
      • chastity
      • cherry
      • continence
      • fasting
      • forbearance
      • frugality
      • moderation
      • refraining
      • renunciation
      • self-control
      • self-denial
      • self-restraint
      • soberness
      • sobriety
      • teetotalism
      • temperance
      Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.