Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 955 (Asceticism)

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#955. Asceticism. -- N. asceticism, puritanism, sabbatarianism[obs]; cynicism|!, austerity; total abstinence; nephalism[obs].

mortification, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, flagellation; penance &c. 952; fasting &c. 956; martyrdom.

ascetic; anchoret[obs], anchorite; martyr; Heautontimorumenos[obs]; hermit &c. (recluse) 893; puritan, sabbatarian[obs], cynic, sanyasi[obs], yogi.

Adj. ascetic, austere, puritanical; cynical; over-religious; acerbic.