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ascetic

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ascetic – (noun)

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Definition: self-denier

 

Synonym: abstainer, self-mortifier, hermit, recluse, solitary, eremite, anchorite, celibate, cenobite

 

Antonym: hedonist, sensualist, voluptuary, sybarite, bon vivant.

 

Usage: Most of the early saints were extreme ascetics.