A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
ASCETIC
[noun]
1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
2. a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.
3. (in the early Christian church) a monk; hermit.
[adjective – also ‘ascetical’]
4. pertaining to asceticism.
5. rigorously abstinent; austere.
6. exceedingly strict or severe in religious exercises or self-mortification.

ASCETIC

[noun]

1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.

2. a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.

3. (in the early Christian church) a monk; hermit.

[adjective – also ‘ascetical’]

4. pertaining to asceticism.

5. rigorously abstinent; austere.

6. exceedingly strict or severe in religious exercises or self-mortification.

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