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See definition of ascetics on Dictionary.com
  • as inmonk
  • as inrecluse
  • as inabstainer
  • as inabstemiousness
  • as inself-denial
  • as inhermit

synonyms for ascetics

  • abbot
  • friar
  • priest
  • anchorite
  • ascetic
  • brother
  • cenobite
  • eremite
  • hermit
  • monastic
  • recluse
  • religious
  • solitary
  • dry
  • ascetic
  • teetotalist
  • nondrinker
  • abstinent
  • prohibitionist
  • one who is on the wagon
  • temperance advocate
  • water-drinker
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How to use ascetics in a sentence

It is obvious that between the ascetics of the monastery and the Classicists direct friction must ensue.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
And I am not one of those ascetics whom every mouthful they swallow seems to choke.
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
Some ascetics have faith in the lot,—like the Moravians in ordering marriage, or Wesley in opening his Bible to light upon texts.
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Certainly he was a hermit not without wealth, and perhaps therefore not one of your sad-eyed ascetics.
THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: LONDON TO YORKCHARLES G. HARPER
The profound truth which is perceived by the ascetics is that the creative energy of sex can be transformed into other activities.
MARRIED LOVEMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
One group—which includes most of the female ascetics—hates Cupid because he has never shown to them any favour.
MARRIED LOVEMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
Thus, in a mutilated form, it seems these early Christian ascetics gained some of the immaterial benefits of marriage.
MARRIED LOVEMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
The other group—embracing the majority of male ascetics—curse him because he never leaves them in peace.
MARRIED LOVEMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
And, O king, food also of the best kind was formerly given by thee unto ascetics both houseless and living in domesticity!
MAHABHARATA OF KRISHNA-DWAIPAYANA VYASA BK. 3 PT. 1KRISHNA-DWAIPAYANA VYASA
What do we gain by living in the asylum of ascetics, thus deprived of virtue, pleasure, and profit?
MAHABHARATA OF KRISHNA-DWAIPAYANA VYASA BK. 3 PT. 1KRISHNA-DWAIPAYANA VYASA
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