asceticism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-set'u-siz"um), [key]
- the manner of life, practices, or principles of an ascetic.
- the doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state by practicing self-denial, self-mortification, and the like.
- rigorous self-denial; extreme abstinence; austerity.
- asceticism (Thesaurus)